Rutgers Astrophysics Summer Institute

Each summer outstanding students and their physics teachers from New Jersey high schools are invited to Rutgers Astrophysics Summer Institute to learn how to conduct research in X-ray astrophysics. The institute works to improve science education through teacher and student involvement in basic research. Moreover, the program challenges teachers to learn interactive teaching methods that can be applied in their high school physics and astronomy classes.

  • Area(s) Served: New Brunswick; Piscataway; New Jersey
  • Population(s) Served: High school students who have completed a physics course; physics teachers
  • Collaborative Partner(s): NASA; Rutgers Graduate School of Education; Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory