High School Lunar Research Projects

The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration at the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA’s Johnson Space Center is looking for teams of highly motivated and dedicated high school students and their teachers to participate in a two-semester lunar research program for the 2012–2013 academic year. Under the mentorship of a lunar scientist, students work alongside their teachers as they undertake a national standards-based research project that engages them in the process of science and supports the science goals of the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI). At the end of the program, students present their research results to a panel of lunar scientists, competing with other teams for a chance to present their work at the NLSI Forum held in July 2013.

Two informational telecons will be held for teachers who would like more information about the program: June 7, 2012 from 5 – 6pm Central Time and June 11, 2012 from 5 – 6pm Central Time. The application for the 2012–2013 program will be available online beginning June 11, 2012.

For more information, including information on connecting to the informational telecons, please contact Andy Shaner at 281-486-2163 or shaner@lpi.usra.edu.