Thursday, November 18, 2010

Summer Program for High School Students: Science and Engineering Apprenticeship with US Navy

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is working with others to create a powerful strategic alliance in 2011 with the Department of Navy. One way that we can help is to raise awareness of Navy programs that would be of interest to BDPA student members.

For example, do you know a high school student who is interested in science and engineering and is looking for an apprenticeship next summer? If so, please let him or her know about the 2011 Science and Engineering Apprenticeship (SEAP) Program.

Applications for SEAP must be submitted between now and January 7, 2011. The eight week summer program begins June 20, 2011 and ends August 12, 2011.

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

SEAP provided competitive research internships to 247 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at approximately 20 DoN laboratories.

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