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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Department of Defense Education Activity is soliciting applicants to attend a six-week residential summer science program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

DODEA will sponsor three students — one each from Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Europe and Pacific, and one from the Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools — to attend the 2008 Research Science Institute. Students selected for the June 22-Aug. 2 program will work under the mentorship of scientists and researchers in a college-level program sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education in collaboration with MIT, according to a DODEA press release.

The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 8. Interested students should download the online application and submit it to their principal.

For more information on the program, go to DODEA’s Web site or the DODEA Research Science Institute link.

According to the Web site, the free summer science institute is a “highly selective, academically rigorous experience for promising high-schoolers” from all over the globe. Only 80 students, including the three from DODEA, are selected.

Applicants must be high school students who have completed their third year of high school, or the equivalent, by the end of this school year. High school seniors are not eligible.

For more information, contact Ed Gravlin at the DODDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam director’s office at DSN 644-5669.

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