NASA will be accepting applications for students in 9th-12th grade (for the 2011-12 school year) for their INSPIRE online learning program. INSPIRE stands for Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience. Here is a blurb from their site:
The Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience, or INSPIRE, is a multitier year-round program designed for students in ninth to 12th grade who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.
The centerpiece of INSPIRE is the Online Learning Community, or OLC. The OLC provides a place for INSPIRE students to interact with their peers, NASA experts and education specialists. Through grade-level-appropriate educational activities, chats and discussion boards, students and their families are exposed to the many careers and opportunities NASA has to offer. In addition, the OLC provides the parents/guardians of participating students with resources designed to help them champion their child’s education and career goals.
The deadline to apply is June 30th, 2011.