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STEM Undergrad Scholarship Opportunity from ORISE-VIRTUAL
February 14 1:00 pm - April 1 12:00 am
ORISE offers scholarship opportunities to students pursuing careers in STEM Mission to Mars Research Challenge REAC/TS is an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education facility with the mission to strengthen the medical response to radiological and nuclear incidents. REAC/TS has recently partnered with NASA to provide specialized knowledge for the medical community and emergency planners in the area around the upcoming Mars Rover Launch. ORISE is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students to research a partner supporting NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 Launch, learn about the partner’s capabilities, and discuss why that partner is necessary for the mission. Your research could win you a $5,000 scholarship! The deadline for this competition is March 31st, 2020, and winners will be announced in early May.
• 1st place: $ 5,000 scholarship
• 2nd place: $ 3,000 scholarship
• 3rd place: $ 1,000 scholarship
The Challenge: As many undergraduate students may recall, NASA’s Space Shuttle Program completed its mission in 2011. However, in recent years, NASA has launched an exciting, new program: Mars 2020. In this upcoming launch, NASA will be sending a rover to explore the Red Planet and search for signs of habitability and past microbial life. NASA has joined forces with many groups, including REAC/TS, an ORISE facility. Your challenge is to research a partner that is aiding NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission, learn about that partner’s capabilities, and discuss why that partner is necessary for the mission.
• You must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled at a college or university who will also be enrolled at a college or university next year.
• Applicants must be enrolled at a college or university in the United States, and must be United States citizens to be eligible to win.
Research should include:
o Who: a detailed review of a partner that is aiding NASA in the Mars 2020 Launch o What: an explanation of the partner’s capabilities which are being utilized to help with the Mars 2020 Launch
o Why: supporting eviden ce of why the partner’s expertise is beneficial to the successful outcome of the Mars 2020 Launch.
• The research should be in the format of a research essay. Entries may include additional supporting documents.
• Research must be submitted on the following form: https://orausurvey.orau.org/n/SpringUndergraduate.aspx
• Proposals will be graded based on this rubric.
• Students are only eligible to win the ORISE STEM Scholarship twice in their undergraduate career.
How to Enter:
To enter, complete the form at https://orausurvey.orau.org/n/SpringUndergraduate.aspx and attach your research essay. The deadline to submit is 8:00 P.M. EST on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Hosted by: Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity
Additional Information can be found at: https://novoconnect.ncf.edu/event/5674983