NASA Ames Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program
Technical memo 16 Jun-15 Aug 1986
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA AMES RESEARCH CENTER
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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 students career interests.
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