Accession Number : ADA229078


Title :   NASA Ames Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program


Descriptive Note : Technical memo 16 Jun-15 Aug 1986


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA AMES RESEARCH CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Powell, Patricia


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a229078.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 139


Abstract : Engineering enrollments are rising in universities; however, the graduate engineer shortage continues. Particularly, women and minorities will be underrepresented for years to come. As one means of solving this shortage, Federal agencies facing future scientific and technological challenges were asked to participate in the Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP). This program was created seven years ago to provide an engineering experience for gifted female and minority high school students at an age when they could still make career and education decisions. The SHARP program is designed for high school juniors (women and minorities) who are U.S. citizens, are 16 years old, and who usually high promise in mathematics and science through outstanding academic performance in high school. Students who are accepted into this summer program will earn as they learn by working eight hours a day in a five-day work week. This work-study program features weekly field trips, lectures and written reports, and job experience related to the student's career interests.


Descriptors :   *APPRENTICESHIP , *CAREERS , SCHOOLS , EDUCATION , STUDENTS , SECONDARY , MINORITIES , ENGINEERING , MATHEMATICS , ENGINEERS , UNIVERSITIES , WOMEN , SHORTAGES , SUMMER , SHARPNESS , JOBS , DECISION MAKING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE