January 9, 2004

NASA Apprenticeship Program

Since 1980, NASA SHARP has been promoting research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and geography (STEM+G) for underrepresented high school students. You are being contacted, because we view you as a partner in promoting STEM+G in underrepresented communities, and as such, might be able to help us spread the word about this outstanding NASA-sponsored program. Underrepresented populations include females, African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Native Hawaians, and Pacific Islanders.

NASA’s Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP) is sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and managed by Modern Technology Systems, Inc. (MTSI). NASA SHARP is specifically designed to help build a pool of underrepresented science and engineering professionals in the workplace. NASA seeks diversity in all student support programs and all eligible students are encouraged to apply. The NASA SHARP experience provides high school students with an opportunity to develop and strengthen their research techniques as well as their written and oral communication skills. Top NASA, university, and research professionals mentor quelified students selected to participate in SHARP. NASA SHARP is comprised of a Commuter and a Residential component.

High school students must be apprised of this valuable information paid summer research internships. Whatever support you can give to publicize this program among students would be a strong contribution towards advancing the opportunities for today’s youth. By sending out email to your subscribed members, posting this information on your web site, or creating a link fron your web site www.nasasharp.com, you will be demonstrating your commitment of support the next generation of national leaders.

THE DEADLINE DATE FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY IS FEBRAURY 9, 2004. Our web site is at www.nasasharp.com.

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