July 18, 2022
From June 11-24, 2022, ORISE hosted the Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Also known as JSTI West for its location, this two-week, fully-funded, residential STEM research experience for allows U.S. high school students to engage in research projects mentored by Department of Defense, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory research scientists and other subject matter experts.
“JSTI’s goals are to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in STEM, increase their STEM literacy, and expose them to the importance of STEM through hands-on research,” said ORISE Associate Manager Jennifer Tyrell. “This year we hosted 36 high school students from across the U.S and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our mentoring scientists from both Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.”
At the end of the two-week program, several students had glowing compliments for the experience including this one:
“Coming to a different part of the country for two weeks to work on STEM-related research is an amazing experience, and very eye opening...I would definitely recommend my friends to apply.”
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination.
ORISE is managed by ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, for DOE’s Office of Science. The single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.osti.gov.