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Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research (Sister)


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Academic Level:
K-8 Students

Description:
The SISTER program is designed to increase awareness of and provide an opportunity for female middle school students to be exposed to and explore nontraditional career fields with GSFC women engineers, mathematicians, scientists, technicians and researchers. The objectives of the program include introducing young women to a technical working environment; acquainting students with GSFC missions; providing an awareness of educational programs and internships available during high school, undergraduate and graduate study; providing observations and experiences with real hands-on projects researched and developed by women at GSFC. The SISTER program components include such activities as women scientist, engineers, technicians, researchers, and mathematicians as mentors; women speakers in various fields at GSFC; women entrepreneur role models; multicultural experiences; a tour of facilities; building and launching rockets; hands-on science experiments; and written communication experiences; and interpersonal and human relations skills building.


Participating Institution(s):
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
STEM Fields

Keywords:
STEM Education

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This program is funded by:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Page last updated 5/3/2017
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