NLSI: Summer Science Project (SwRI/LPI)

Program Element / Activity Title:
NLSI: Summer Science Project (SwRI/LPI)
E/PO Project Name:
NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI)
Contact Information:
Mail Stop 17-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035
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Short Description:

SSP is a program in which high-achieving high school students participate in a six week summer experience and work with space scientists to track asteroids. The program is designed to keep these students in the pipeline for careers in the science disciplines.  SwRI's NLSI team is collaborating with SSP to a) develop two-day lunar research projects that involve computer modeling and b) to implement these projects with the students during the summer.  Funds support involvement of students in the program, with an emphasis on working with SSP to recruit underserved and underrepresented students.  

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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM