Joint Science Education Project (JSEP): Remote Edition - Application Deadline 1/31/2022
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has prevented the U.S. team from safely traveling to Greenland. Instead, we have designed a hybrid remote and in-person experience with U.S. students participating remotely and students from Greenland and Denmark participating in JSEP from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

Highlights of remote JSEP :

  • joining the global conversation about the changing Arctic

  • learning how to ask good scientific questions

  • virtually visiting polar research stations

  • conversations with international leading polar scientists

  • working collaboratively on research projects with Dartmouth graduate students

  • meeting, connecting, and sharing culture with other JSEP participants

  • building an international and inter-generational network of students, educators, and scientists that will continue beyond the summer experience

Program Activities: U.S. students complete hands-on modules and a group research project. A series of interactive modules led by Dartmouth graduate students and faculty introduce them to various topics in polar research (e.g., snow and ice physics; cold engineering; ecology of soils, plants, and animal life; the human dimensions of Arctic change). With students in Greenland, U.S. students then complete an inquiry-based research project based on topics of interest under the mentorship of a graduate student or faculty instructor. We host a virtual project symposium at the end of the program for students to share their work with a broader audience.

Our program makes use of online platforms such as Canvas, Zoom and Google technologies to facilitate conversations and activities, but students also participate in hands-on learning. We aim to limit synchronous online meetings to 3-4 hours per day.
JSEP Application for U.S. high school students

The application for JSEP 2022 is open now through January 31, 2022.

JSEP 2022 APPLICATION– this is a google form that you have to fill in all at once. You will be unable to save your work and finish it later. Please use this template to prepare your application so you will have your answers ready to copy and paste into the google form.

Before applying, please carefully read the Requirements & Eligibility below as well as information about the remote program. A selection committee composed of Dartmouth faculty and teachers will review all applications and select students for the program. Selected students will be notified by the end of March.

If you have any questions about JSEP, please contact

Requirements & Eligibility

Dates & Time Commitment

The 2022 Remote JSEP program will span two weeks in summer 2022, starting in late June and going into July. Exact dates will be determined in the spring. Students are expected to attend the full two-week program, which consists of daily meetings on zoom and independent work completed at home. Students will also have some pre-assignments to complete in June in advance of the synchronous two-week program. Please read more about the remote program here.

Daily synchronous meetings on zoom will last no more than 3-4 hours and we will arrange meeting times to accommodate time zones of U.S. students and Greenland as best as possible. If you are a student on the west coast or in Alaska or Hawaii, expect the synchronous sessions to occur in the morning hours. Students in mountain and central time zones will start sessions late morning or early afternoon, and students on the east coast can expect meetings in the afternoon or early evening hours.

Program Materials & Cost

There are no fees or tuition for the 2022 Remote JSEP Program. All required research materials will be mailed to participants. Students will need access to a computer or tablet and reliable internet that supports joining group meetings with video and audio as well as downloading, uploading, and streaming video content. We understand that internet and technology access is a barrier for some students. If you have any concerns, please let us know on your application or contact us and we will do our best to support your participation.

Grade Level

We accept applications from high school students who are currently in their junior year (11th grade) at time of application, for participation during the summer between their junior and senior year. There are no exceptions to this requirement.


The JSEP program is run in English but students will have the chance to learn some Danish and Kalaallisut (Greenlandic) from the other students during the program.

Science Topics
Climate Change, Ecology
High School
11th Grade, 12th Grade

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