The continuation and success of our programs rests on the efforts of our alumni volunteers. Alumni are needed for support in many program areas: judging, speakers, program “guests” to encourage program participation, registration, advisory boards, and spreading the good word!
If you've benefited from participating in an Academy program as a student, we've got some great opportunities for you to give back and help us help those youth who follow in your footsteps. Give us a call or drop us and email and we'll find the perfect opportunity for you!
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In the 30-plus years we've been fueling the spark of genius in America's youth and connecting the most promising with great careers in the vital STEM-related fields, we've enjoyed wonderful successes. Read about some of them on our SUCCESSES page.
PHOTO LEFT TOP: 2009 National JSHS alumnist Kevin Hawkins.
Kevin reports (January 2011): “I am currently a sophomore, with junior standing, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I am a double major with my primary major as Zoology and pre-med focus, and my secondary major as Spanish. I am also pursuing a minor in Latin American Studies. In terms of research, I am part of the Miami University Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (URM) program. I also have just been accepted into a summer internship program run by Miami University. I spent some time in the Air Force ROTC program which destracted me from research for a little; I soon realized I missed research.”
PHOTO LEFT: Winner of the 2009 National JSHS, Keith Hawkins. (Keith and Kevin are twins)
Keith reports (January 2011): “I am now a 2nd year studying astrophysics, Math minor and African Studies minor at Ohio University Honors Tutorial College. I have been very busy over the past 6-8 months. During the summer, I was awarded a research position at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, AZ as a freshman so I worked there all summer. I came home in September for 2 days and then I left for Ghana. I was actually teaching middle school mathematics and science in Ghana. I returned to the US in late December and now I am back at Ohio University. Most recently I have a job offer from Caltech for the summer working on finding exoplanets. So it has been an exciting couple of years.” (Photo Caption: Keith at the observatory out in Kitt Peak, AZ. He filling the CCD (camera) on the back of the telescope with liquid nitrogen.)