|ABOUT NASA SHARP PLUS|
NASA SHARP PLUS Program is a research-based program that was initiated
in 1993. The QEM Network conducts it for the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA). This program is an eight-week residential
program for 200 high school students representing 153 high schools in 32
states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
|SHARP PLUS HOST SITES|
For 8 weeks this summer, from June 11-August 3, SHARP PLUS apprentices resided
on the campuses of 10 universities (20 students per site) that have joined in partnership with NASA and QEM to implement the Program. In addition
to research, apprentices participate in a wide variety of enrichment activities organized by the host universities. These activities range from
information sessions on MSE careers, to test-taking and computer skills workshops, to an overwiew of college admissions and financial aid procedures.
The 10 hosting universities are:
State University at Los Angeles
Jackson State University
North Carolina A&T State University
|University of Michigan
University of New Mexico
Tennessee State University
Texas A&M University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
SHARP PLUS college/university host sites are institutions with a demonstrated commitment to high
quality math, science and engineering education for all students. A SHARP PLUS faculty coordinator and his/her staff provide coordination and supervision at each college/university site.
increase the participation and success rates of students who are underrepresented
mathematics and science pre-college courses, with the intent of increasing their participation and
success in mathematics and science, thereby increasing the pool of such students as mathematics,
science, and engineering majors in college and, hence, their representation among prospective
science and engineering professionals available for the workplace.
PLUS aims to establish individual working relationships between
students and active
applicants are identified in a variety of ways, including self-identification.
For consideration in
this program, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must meet each of the following criteria:
biology, chemistry, or physics with a grade of B or better in each course.
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complete application, to be mailed as a single package,
must contain the following:
1. A completed application form, with responses to each item
2. A current transcript that includes grades in courses required for eligibility (unofficial photocopies are acceptable)
A 300-word, typed or legibly written, essay describing:
Two completed recommendation forms, at least one of which must be from
a current mathematics or science