Accession Number : ADA159093


Title :   1984 Program Report on the Army-Navy Initiative in the National Capital Area in Support of the Department of Defense Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program for High School Students


Corporate Author : DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNIV WASHINGTON DEPT OF PHYSICS


Personal Author(s) : Krupsaw, M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a159093.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program for High School Students is sponsored by the Department of Defense and administrated by the University of the District of Columbia. For the period June 25 through August 17, 1984, two hundred and eighty three apprentices were placed at fifteen Army and navy laboratories in the National Capital area. These students came from 18 different schools in the District of Columbia, 23 of Virginia, and 50 different high schools located in Maryland. Students worked a full eight-hour day, five days a week during this time, with new students receiving a stipend. This program for high school attracts the academically able students who have shown achievement and potential in mathematics and science. In addition, it is mindful of the mission of trying to attract students who have necessarily preselected scientific careers, but also those who have the ability and potential for such achievement, including previously under-represented segments of the population, As stated in the University's proposal, this experience is designed to encourage students who show promise in science and mathematics to: reach a better understanding of research through an apprenticeship under the direction of DoD scientists, engineers and mathematicians; Become familiar with a wide variety of career choices, challenges and opportunities and the educational requirements; gain some understanding of the use of new scientific and engineering equipment; Continue to pursue their scientific interests with a view toward government service; and to serve as positive role models for their peers.


Descriptors :   *STUDENTS , *APPRENTICESHIP , REQUIREMENTS , MARYLAND , VIRGINIA , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , SCHOOLS , EDUCATION , MODELS , SECONDARY , POPULATION , CAREERS , ENGINEERING , MILITARY RESEARCH , MATHEMATICS , ENGINEERS , NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES , SUMMER , DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA , ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORIES , SCIENTISTS , GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE