Opportunities with NASA

NASA Sharp
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.

Commuter Component
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.

Resident Component
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 info@nasasharp.com. 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.

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