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Joint Science Education Project (JSEP)

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Academic Level:
High School Students
Undergraduates - First Year

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College facilitates a polar science program for U.S. students called the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP). JSEP offers two experiences: 1) a one week remote summer program for high school students and 2) a three-week field-based program in Greenland for recent high school graduates (18+). Both offer experiences through which students learn about the science and engineering in the Arctic while developing research and communication skills. JSEP is interdisciplinary and cross-cultural.

JSEP is supported by a National Science Foundation grant to Dartmouth College. There are no fees or tuition for the field or remote JSEP programs. Students in the field program will receive a stipend of $1500 to offset costs of any necessary gear (such as hiking boots), passports, and to cover 3-4 weeks of full-time engagement with JSEP. All other travel expenses are covered. Students in the remote program will need access to a computer or tablet and reliable internet. All required research materials will be mailed to students ahead of time. We understand that internet and technology access is a barrier for some students. If you have any concerns, please let us know on your application or contact us.

The JSEP Program targets students who have a passion for learning, strong interest in the natural sciences, and an openness to other cultures. Both the remote and field-based JSEP experiences have proven to be life-changing for selected students in previous years. We hope you will assist us in identifying talented candidates from your school and encourage them to apply.
study abroad program

Participating Institution(s):
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Dartmouth College (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Atmospheric Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Natural Resources
STEM Fields

Arctic Research
Boreal Ecosystems
Environmental Biology
Environmental Change
Ice Sheets
Polar Science

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 1/26/2024
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