The STEM job field is perfect for students with inquisitive minds that are interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Today there are more career opportunities than there are people to fill these positions. Space and astronomy is one such area. Listed below are a list of apps and websites to allow your student the opportunity to explore and learn more about space and astronomy. Also listed are some astronomy internships, fellowships, and scholarships perfect for high schoolers.
Space and Astronomy Apps and Websites
NASA– Come explore with NASA and discover the latest images, videos, mission information, news, feature stories, tweets, NASA TV and featured content with the NASA app.
Solar System Explorer HD Pro– Soar into space and visit dozens of planets, moons and asteroids on an exciting journey through our solar system. High definition graphics and atmospheric music will make you feel like you are there!
NASA Visualization Explorer– This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iOS device.
Star Chart–Used by over 30 million people world-wide, Star Chart provides a magical star gazing experience like no other.
Teen Science Scholars– Their Teen Science Scholar Internship offers high school students, who will be in their junior or senior year in high school a chance to work alongside scientists from their Research and Collections Team at the Museum.
Scholarships for STEM at UH Hilo– This STEM program makes scholarships available at UH Hilo for academically talented and highly motivated students from economically disadvantaged families to complete STEM degrees.
ASPIRE High School Mentoring Program–The John Hopkins ASPIRE program is the opportunity for juniors and seniors in high school to get hands-on experience in STEM and to explore career opportunities before committing to an area of study in college.
Maine Research Internships for Teachers and Students– The Maine Research Internships for Teachers and Students (MERITS) Program provides summer (six weeks) research opportunities to Maine high school juniors in host institutions across the state. Students who are interested in STEM fields and would like to experience “real-time” applications of STEM in a research-focused work world conducting research and technology development should apply.
SLAC Summer Student Program– Participants in this program include high school (ages 18 and older), undergraduate and graduate level college students. Students can work up to twelve weeks from May until September, depending upon department needs and student school schedules.
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