For students interested in science, the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) seeks applications from U.S. high school students interested in participating in field research in Greenland. Students must be in 10th or 11th grade at the time of application. Five U.S. high school students will join peers from Denmark and Greenland to spend three weeks during summer 2014 doing field science in and around Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, and visiting Summit Station, a research base on the Greenland ice sheet. Students and teachers will work alongside scientists on research projects in a wide variety of fields including biology, geology, climatology, chemistry, and engineering. Dates are June 27-July 9, 2014. The program is sponsored by NSF's Division of Polar Programs in collaboration with the Joint Committee. Click here for details. Application deadline is January 31, 2014. Don't leave this until the last minute . . .
Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year two teams of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists, and mountaineers. One team explores Mount Baker, an ice-covered volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State. The other team sleeps under the midnight sun exploring an Alaskan glacier.
“Girls on Ice is not a reward for past good grades or academic achievement, it is an inspiration for future success.” The application deadline for Girls on Ice is also January 31st. Read details on the website and apply online here.