SPHERE is an eight-week Earth System Science education and research program at Christopher Newport University and NASA’s Langley Research Center. To apply, students must attend an accredited U.S. college or university and must be at least rising sophomores with majors in sciences, engineering or mathematics. Chosen students will work in small teams with university mentors and NASA scientists on cutting-edge research projects linked to ongoing missions.
A competitive stipend will be paid along with one for meals. For students from outside the area, housing will be provided in CNU dorms at no extra cost, along with travel assistance. Students from minority-serving institutions and from historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications are due Feb. 29, 2008. For more information, visit http://sphere.pcs.cnu.edu/