JASON's Argonaut Program

Travel to Research Locations Around the World with JASON Scientists

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JASON's 2018 Argonaut Expeditions

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JASON's Argonaut Program

JASON’s Student and Teacher Argonauts—named after the band of explorers in Greek mythology who accompanied Jason in his quest to find the Golden Fleece—travel to research locations around the world to work side-by-side with scientists and engineers.

In doing so, they become the eyes and ears for their peers back home, experiencing firsthand what it’s like to pursue a STEM career, sharing that knowledge when they return to their local communities, and making critical real-world connections to the STEM topics they’ve learned about in the JASON classroom curricula.

The Argonaut expedition is an incredible adventure and can be a true life-changing experience for participating students and teachers. As such, each spot on the team is highly coveted. Every year students and teachers apply for the program through JASON, competing against their peers around the world for the chance to be on the next JASON Argonaut team.

Argonauts collaborate with the JASON team to document and share their expedition experiences with their communities back home and others throughout the world through a mix of photos, videos, blogs, and live events. Expeditions are shared via social media and the JASON website, generating awareness and excitement about their adventures.

2018 USA Expedition Locations

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2018 International Expedition Locations

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Who Should Apply?

Students

Students who:

  • Will be between 13-17 years old on June 1, 2018
  • Demonstrate a strong interest and ability in science
  • Possess excellent leadership and teamwork skills
  • Are self-motivated, creative, and adventurous
  • Possess (or are willing to learn!) excellent communication skills
  • Exhibit an eagerness to participate in field activities which may beoutdoors and/or strenuous in nature
  • Currently possess or can obtain a passport if selected for travel to an international expedition location (optional—may be considered for a US expedition if passport is an issue)
  • Have ideally used JASON in an educational setting

Note: For students with special needs, accommodations may be made consistent with the student’s’ IEP

Teachers

Teachers who:

  • Demonstrate outstanding performance in working with students
  • Demonstrate a strong interest and ability in science
  • Possess excellent leadership and teamwork skills
  • Are self-motivated, creative, and adventurous
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Exhibit an eagerness to participate in field activities which may beoutdoors and/or strenuous in nature
  • Currently possess or can obtain a passport if selected for travel to an international expedition location (optional—may be considered for a US expedition if passport is an issue)
  • Have five or more years of experience working with students
  • Have ideally used JASON and/or its Immersion Learning program in an educational setting

When Should I Apply?

Apply anytime — we accept Argonaut applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applications submitted by March 15th are guaranteed to be considered for summer and fall expeditions in that calendar year.

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