Joint Science and Technology Institute - Middle School Students (JSTI-MS)

Organization
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Reference Code
JSTI-APG-MS-2020
How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An online application form
  • A reference – you will be asked for the name and email of your reference. We will send a link directly to your reference to complete the confidential reference form. Please tell your reference to look for an email from Zintellect@orau.org. If not found, your reference should check their junk or spam folder. You may check your application using your username and password to determine if the reference has been submitted.

NOTE: In degree pursuing information, it is assumed that middle school students are working toward a high school diploma.

If you have questions, send an email to JSTI@orau.org. Please include “JSTI-MS” in the subject line.

Application Deadline
5/8/2020 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Description

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Middle School Students (JSTI-MS) is a one-week, fully-funded, residential science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research program that provides middle school students the opportunity to solve and complete STEM challenges and projects. The hands-on projects provide students with opportunities to develop problem-solving and collaboration skills. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to solve STEM challenges while working as a member of a small team and to inspire them to become lifelong STEM learners.

Qualifications
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be age 11 or older by July 1, 2020.
  • Must be entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Must have a submitted reference contact’s email address on the application to be considered. Requests for a reference are sent automatically from your application submission.
  • Must be willing to follow all program and safety instructions.
  • Must be able to participate in all activities for the full-program period, July 25 - July 31, 2020.
  • Must be able to reside on-site throughout the full program (lodging and supervision provided).
  • Applications are accepted from students attending schools or are home schooled in the United States.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Any degree .
  • Overall GPA: 2.00
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
    • Computer Sciences (17 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (23 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (13 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (11 )
    • Nanotechnology (1 )
    • Other Physical Sciences (12 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (32 )
  • Age: Must be 11 years old by 7/1/2020
Affirmation

I certify that I am a U.S. citizen, will be at least age 11 by July 1, 2020, will be entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the 2020-2021 academic year, have a submitted reference contact’s email address; am willing to follow all program and safety instructions; am able to participate in all activities for the full-program period, July 25 - July 31, 2020; am able to reside on-site throughout the full program; and attend school or am home schooled in the United States.