NASA Opportunity for Students in Grades 9-12: INSPIRE

From the NASA Education Programs web site, dated today:

High school students throughout the United States are invited to participate in NASA’s Interdisciplinary National Science Program Incorporating Research Experience, or INSPIRE, through the program’s Online Learning Community.

Applications are being accepted through June 30, 2010. NASA will make selections for the program in September.

Selectees will participate in an online learning community in which students and parents have the opportunity to interact with their peers and NASA engineers and scientists. The online community also provides appropriate grade-level educational activities, discussion boards and chat rooms. Participants and their families also gain exposure to the many careers and opportunities at NASA.

**Students selected for the program will have the option to compete for unique grade-appropriate experiences during the summer of 2011 at NASA facilities and participating universities throughout the nation. **INSPIRE is designed to encourage ninth- through 12th-grade students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The summer experience provides students a hands-on opportunity to investigate education and careers in those disciplines.

INSPIRE is part of NASA’s education strategy to attract and retain students in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines critical to NASA’s missions.

For more information about this opportunity, visit

If you have questions about this opportunity, please e-mail your inquiries to INSPIRE Project Manager Steve Chance at [email protected]



I just talked to a NASA representative on Saturday and he mentioned this to me I have yet to look it up.

Thanks for posting this!

Thanks for posting this! This looks like a great opportunity I would have never found without CD.

I got involved in INSPIRE my junior year through a FIRST robotics email! It is an AMAZING opportunity and program!! I had an 8-week internship at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland last summer and have been accepted as an INSPIRE intern for this summer also! I worked/will be working in the Electric Propulsion Lab and worked with the Solar Simulator! I actually did engineering work, I didn’t just fetch coffee or run off papers! All of the interns that worked there had hands on things that they were working on that were important to the success of various sections of NASA! INSPIRE offers many ways for students to get involved in all sorts of NASA programs! It has helped me so much to grow and now I have connections at Glenn Research Center for further employment! I would recommend everyone apply for the online community, learn as much as you can and apply for the summer experiences! You will NOT regret it! :smiley:

If you have any questions about the application process or the program itself, feel free to private message me or respond! :slight_smile: