High School Intern Program

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
High School Intern Program
E/PO Project Name:
STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES)
Contact Information:
Margaret Baguio
NASA's Texas Space Grant Consortium
The University of Texas at Austin
Sr. Education and Outreach Coordinator
3925 W. Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-471-6922
Fax: 512-471-3585
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NASATexasSpaceGrant
Twitter: @TexasSpaceGrant
Short Description:

 STEM Enhancement in Earth Science, or SEES, is a nationally competitive summer intern program for students in grades 10 and 11. NASA, the Texas Space Grant Consortium and The University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research, or UT/CSR, have joined forces to provide this opportunity for high school students to increase their understanding of and interest in STEM careers.

Scientists and engineers at UT/CSR are conducting NASA-supported research in astronomy, remote sensing and space geodetic techniques to help understand Earth systems, natural hazards and climate science. The SEES project provides selected students with exposure to Earth and space research. Participants will learn how to interpret NASA satellite data while working with scientists and engineers in their chosen area of work.

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Interns visit NASA JSC
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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
  • Better Serve Groups Historically Under-represented in STEM Fields
  • Contribute to the conversation about building new models for leveraging SMD assets and expertise and achieving the most significant impact of STEM education investments.
  • Build and use evidence-based approaches