The Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP) is sponsored
by National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration (NASA) and managed by
Modern Techology, Inc. (MTSI). The NASA SHARP expericence provides traditionally
underrepresented rising high school juniors and seniors with an opportunity
to develop and strengthen their research techniques as well as their
written and oral communication skills, particulary in Science, Mathematics,
Enginnering, Technology and Geography (SMETG) fields. The NASA SHARP
research experience takes place at one of thirteen (13) participating
NASA field Installations and eigth (8) universities throughout the United
States. Top NASA, university, and research professionals mentor qualifield
students selected to participate in SHARP. This program runs for eigth
weeks during the summer months and students earn salary.
Student apprentices partcipate at one of thirteen NASA field Installations.
To be eligible, they must permanently reside and attend a school within
a fifty- mile radius of the NASA Field Installations Site to which to
apply. Accepted applicants will commute from home each day and work
with a NASA mentor. This program begins at different times depending
on the NASA center.
Student apprentices are placed at one of eigth participating universities
across the United States. Round-trip transportation between the accepted
applicant's home and the host institution is provided as are housing
and meals (taxable). All residential participants must reside in the
campus to which they are asignanted for the entire duration of the program
(eigth weeks). They will work with a mentor in research laboratories
at or near host universities.
Students are chosen through an application process. Students must
ensure they meet the eligibility requirements before submitting an application.
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have anyu
question about NASA SHARP, please call us at 1-888-985-0303. In addition,
we can be reached by the email addresses shown bellow.
Dr. Larry Nunley, NASA SHARP Program Manager (Lnunley@nasasharp.com)
Ms. Lisa Williams, NASA SHARP Deputy Manager (Lwilliams@nasasharp.com)
Mr. James M. Strandquist, NASA SHARP Deputy Program Manager (Jstrandquist@nasasharp.com)
NASA Educator Astronaut
An Educator Astronaut is a fully qualified member of NASA’s
Astronaut Corps who has an expertise in K-12 education. Educator Astronauts
will be trained to perform all of the functions and responsibilities
(space walks, International Space Station deployment, experiment management,
etc.) that the Agency ’s Mission Specialist astronauts are qualified
to perform. For the first time, NASA is recruiting individuals with
specific experience and expertise in K-12 education. NASA is looking
for the Educator Astronauts to help lead the Agency in the development
of new ways to connect space exploration with the classroom, and to
inspire the next generation of explorers.