STEM Education-All Expense Paid-Summer Opportunity

DTRA -2015 Joint Science Technology Institute (JSTI) Summer Opportunity – APPLICATION NOW OPEN

The Joint Science Technology Institute (JSTI) will be held July 18-31, 2015 in Aberdeen, Md. Student should apply via the only application link at

Application deadline is March 15, 2015.

BACKGROUND: The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Joint Science and Technology Office (DTRA-JSTO) partnered with the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), the U.S. Army Public Health Command, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory to launch the JSTI. JSTI is a two-week all expenses paid, residential program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities , affording 36 high school students from across the country the opportunity to work on leading-edge science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects with Department of Defense scientists and engineers. The purpose of the program is to expose students to scientific research through hands-on projects, to enable students to work with real-world scientists, and to increase students’ awareness of STEM career opportunities. Student projects include work in areas such as: Robotics, Water Analysis (Wet Chemistry), Forensics Analysis, Bacteria Resistant Surfaces, Operational Research Analysis, and 3D printing. Students conduct their science and engineering projects at ECBC’s and Harford Community College’s research laboratories.

Eligibility for students:
*Student must be 16 by July 17, 2015
*Student must be a U.S. citizen
*Student must be a high school student in the 2015-2016 school year *Student must have a teacher recommendation *Student must be willing to work cooperatively in a group and follow instructions

If you have any questions/concerns about this opportunity, please contact Denise Baken, President of the Shield Analysis Technology, LLC, at 703-993-9226 or via email at .

Additionally, you can visit the JSTI website at for more information.

Reggie Logan
School Liaison Officer
Patrick Air Force Base
(321) 494-5675 Ext: 6,  DSN: 854-5675

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