The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) is now accepting applications for its 2014 STEM Aerospace Research Scholars (STARS)program – a summer educational experience designed to encourage Hawaii’s young women to pursue a space career or other field in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Applicants must be female high school sophomores and juniors on the Big Island of Hawaii who can commit to one week for the summer workshop, which will be held JULY 7-11 in Hilo.
Students will learn how to design a mock robotic mission to the Moon with the focus being on in-situ resource utilitzation (ISRU). Classes will consist of space lectures, activities, guest speakers, video presentations, team tests/challenges, and a field day with the newly-acquired PISCES Moon rover.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY JUNE 23, 2014. TO APPLY, CLICK HERE.
A total of 12 candidates will be selected for the PISCES STARS program. The cost is FREE. Details below…
- Current High School Female Sophomores and Juniors during the 2013-2014 school year
- GPA 3.25 or higher
- Interested in pursuing a career in aerospace or other STEM related field
- Goal: design a mock robotic mission to the Moon
- Focus: In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)
- One-week Summer Workshop: July 7-11 (MON-FRI)
- MON-THU: Class 10-2p, Lunch provided (12-1p)
- FRI: FIELD DAY
- BONUS: The team with the highest score from the Team Test/Challenges will get to experience one night at the HI-SEAS Mars Habitat on Mauna Loa
- All applicants will have an opportunity to participate in PRISM: PISCES Robotic International Space Mining Competition
- JUNE: Applications due on the 23rd; “STARS” Selected
- JULY: Workshop; PRISM
- FALL: HI-SEAS Mars Habitat Experience – date TBD based on winning team’s availability
Mari-Ela David Chock
PISCES Public Information Officer