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PISCES Seeking Science-Minded Young Women

May 28, 2014, 6:25 PM HST
* Updated May 28, 6:26 PM
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A Hilo-based space research facility is looking for a dozen young women looking to pursue a career in science.

The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, also known as PISCES, is accepting applications for its week-long 2014 STEM Aerospace Research Scholars program. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Applicants for the workshop scheduled from July 7-11 in Hilo must be female  high school students on the Big Island currently in their sophomore or junior year.

Classes will involve space lectures, activities, guest speakers, video presentations, team test/challenges, and a field day with the newly-acquired PISCES Moon rover.

The team with the highest score from the team test/challenges will have the opportunity to spend one night at the HI-SEAS Mars Habitat on Mauna Loa.

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Twelve students will be selected for the free program.

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Qualified candidates must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher and be interested in a career in aerospace or other STEM-related field.

The deadline for applications is June 23.

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