The Westinghouse Science Honors Institute is a free program for high school juniors from Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding communities who demonstrate a strong interest in science and engineering and who are of high scholastic standing.
西屋科学荣誉研究所(WSHI) consists of 10 Saturday-morning lectures, from October through March, on selected topics in science and engineering. Students attend WSHI to gain insight into careers in engineering and science. They network with professionals in the "real world," and interact with students from different schools who also have the same abilities and interests.
Starting in 2019, registration will occur on-line. The deadline to register for the 2019-2020 WSHI program is September 30, 2019.
Franklin Regional Middle School
4660 Old William Penn Highway
On select Saturdays from October through March, qualified high school juniors from Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding communities participate in lectures while attending the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute. A wide variety of topics are presented in the lecture portion of each session, with subjects such as:
- Future human exploration of the solar system
- The potential of adipose tissue and adipose-derived stem cells
Approximately 200 accepted students will also have the opportunity to take an optional trip to tour the Penn State University Radiation Science and Engineering Center's Breazeale nuclear reactor. Space will be filled on a first come/first serve basis.
Students are eligible for Certificates of Completion if they have attended seven out of ten lectures or six out of ten lectures with a Penn State trip.
Home-schooled students who are at the junior level are also encouraged to apply and should contact WSHI directly atWestingHouseSceeshorsinstitute@westinghouse.com.