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Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research (SISTER)

Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research (SISTER)

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Program information

The SISTER program is designed to increase awareness of and provide an opportunity for female middle school students (the SISTER program is for rising 7th and 8th graders) to be exposed to and explore nontraditional career fields with GSFC women engineers, mathematicians, scientists, technicians and researchers. The objectives of the program include introducing young women to a technical working environment; acquainting students with GSFC missions; providing an awareness of educational programs and internships available during high school, undergraduate and graduate study; providing observations and experiences with real hands-on projects researched and developed by women at GSFC. The SISTER program components include such activities as women scientist, engineers, technicians, researchers, and mathematicians as mentors; women speakers in various fields at GSFC; women entrepreneur role models; multicultural experiences; a tour of facilities; building and launching rockets; hands-on science experiments; and written communication experiences; and interpersonal and human relations skills building.

The program takes place for one week each year during the Summer, July 11-15, 2016, Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm at GSFC. It is sponsored by the Equal Opportunity Programs Office and The Education Programs Office.

The SISTER Application is now available!
The application deadline is SUNDAY MAY 8, 2016 at midnight EST.

For additional info please contact:

Amanda Harvey or Marian Carson