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PISCES STARS Program Accepting Applicants

April 15, 2016, 3:36 PM HST
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2015 PISCES STARS students stand in front of the HI-SEAS Mars-simulation habitat on Mauna Loa suited up to explore the rugged terrain of the "Red Planet." PISCES file photo.

2015 PISCES STARS students stand in front of the HI-SEAS Mars-simulation habitat on Mauna Loa suited up to explore the rugged terrain of the “Red Planet.” PISCES file photo.

High school girls 16 years old and higher that are interested in science are invited to apply for the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems’ STEM Aerospace Research Scholars (STARS) program.

Student participants will spend four days of their summer in the program, beginning July 19.

The four day program will begin with a workshop at the Canada-France-Hawai’i-Telescope Headquarters in Waimea, before continuing the next day at PISCES Headquarters to learn about current projects. On the third day, students will head back to the Canada-France-Hawai’i-Telescope Headquarters, where they will receive an overview on multi-wavelength astronomy and search for Exo-planets and life in the universe. STAR will end on a high note with a sunset tour at the summit of Mauna Kea.

STARS began in 2014 as an opportunity to encourage young women in Hawai’i to pursue a career in the STEM field.

Students interested in the free program should apply on the PISCES’ website by May 20.

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