The NASA Academy is an intensive 10-week resident summer research program for diverse undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in aerospace-related fields. It fosters creativity, personal initiative, leadership, teamwork, appreciation of diversity, and professional ethics in science. The Academy augments research with a senior scientist, engineer or other professional with interactive sessions with leaders in government, industry, and academia, a collaborative group project, lectures, field trips, oral and written presentations and middle and high school mentoring. The research assistants gain experience in world-class laboratories, and build bonds with other future leaders including Academy alumni.
For the 2006 session, the Canadian Space Agency will fund the participation of one Canadian undergraduate or graduate student in the NASA Academy. This student will be selected following an evaluation of the required application criteria by scientists at the Canadian Space Agency and at NASA.
Must be a Canadian citizen and be enrolled as a student as of May of the program year; minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
June 3 through August 11, 2006
Housing is provided through the program.
Visit http://www.nasa-academy.nasa.gov for the official application form to NASA Academy. Note that the deadline for Canadian students to complete their application forms is February 12, 2006.
In addition to completing the online application process through the NASA website, in order to qualify for CSA funding, Canadian applicants must provide proof that they are both a current student (signed letter from registrar's office or professor on school letterhead) and a Canadian citizen (photocopy of passport page with photo/signature). These documents should be sent to the Canadian Space Agency by mail by the February 12, 2006 deadline.
Please send to:
Space Awareness and Learning Program
Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9
TBD (United States)