NASA is announcing a unique opportunity for young women who are juniors in high school with an interest in science. WISH: Women in STEM High School Aerospace scholars will become a part of a nation-wide on-line learning community and compete for a chance to spend a summer at the Johnson Space Center working with NASA engineers.
Applications— which include a letter requesting nomination from your State Senator or Representative– will be accepted through January 3. SGirls who are chosen to participate in this NASA program will complete a series of distance-learning lessons on past, present and future space explorations. Approximately 40 girls will be selected from this cohort for a 6 day summer experience at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
The program is free and the lessons– which are aligned to state education standards–are meant to inspire girls to study science, technology and engineering. The young women will meet and interact with an on-line community of leading female STEM professionals as well as collaborate with girls from around the country with similar interests in science and technology.
NASA has a great website for students. Here are some more NASA links for girls interested in careers at NASA: