A complete application consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to JSTI@orau.org. Please include “JSTI-HS” in the subject line.
The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Students (JSTI-HS) is a two-week, fully-funded, residential STEM research program for current high school students in the United States and Department of Defense schools around the world. Students will participate in research projects mentored by Department of Defense research scientists and other subject matter experts. The purpose of the program is to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, increase STEM literacy, and expose students to the importance of STEM through hands-on, relevant research.
There are two locations for JSTI-HS. JSTI West will take place at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM from June 11-24, 2022. JSTI East will take place at Towson University in Baltimore, MD from July 16-29, 2022. Students from areas outside of the United States are eligible for JSTI East only. For more information on the specific locations, visit https://orise.orau.gov/jsti/.
The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).
We are tentatively planning for an in-person summer experience. However, if necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants and staff, JSTI may be transitioned to a virtual format.
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen, will be at least age 15 by June 11, 2022, will be entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the 2022-2023 academic year, have submitted a reference contact’s email address on the application, am willing to follow all program rules and policies and safety instructions, am able to participate in all activities for the full program period (either June 11-24 or July 16-29, 2022), am able to reside on-site throughout the full program, and am attending school in the United States or a DoDEA school outside the United States or am home schooled.