• IPAC

Impact of NITARP

The impact of a NITARP experience is difficult to quantify. We have anecdotal evidence that our program works.

In 2018, NITARP had four different refereed education articles accepted; they are all listed on this page. These articles include studies of the motivations of participating educators and the major outcomes of NITARP.

A summary of the high-level things we learned about the cumulative impact of NITARP can be found in the AAS poster entitled, "NITARP: Impact Assessment, 2005-2013", Rebull et al., from Jan 2014.

We conducted a formal evaluation of the 2013 class.

Tim Spuck collected information summarizing the impact of the Spitzer Space Telescope Research Program for Teachers and Students between 2005 and 2009 into one Impact Summary document.

Our website has many quotes from our participants about their time in the program.

The 2025 NITARP application is now available! Go here for the instructions. Applications are due by 3pm Pacific time, Friday Sep 13, 2024. (NOTE: contingent on availability of funds and AAS travel!)