Program To Encourage Students To Pursue STEM Careers
U.S. high school students are
invited to participate in NASA's Interdisciplinary National Science
Program Incorporating Research Experience, or INSPIRE, through an
online learning community. INSPIRE is designed to encourage
students in ninth through 12th grades to pursue careers in science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Applications are being accepted through June 30. NASA will make
selections for the program in September. The selected students and
their parents will participate in an online learning community with
opportunities to interact with peers, NASA engineers and
scientists. The online community also provides appropriate grade
level educational activities, discussion boards and chat rooms for
participants to gain exposure to careers and opportunities
available at NASA.
Students selected for the program also will have the option to
compete for unique grade-appropriate experiences during the summer
of 2012 at NASA facilities and participating universities. The
summer experience provides students with a hands-on opportunity to
investigate education and careers in the STEM disciplines.
INSPIRE is part of NASA's education strategy to attract and
retain students in the STEM disciplines critical to NASA's