JASON Argonaut Program

Each year students and teachers around the world compete for the privilege of becoming JASON Argonauts. Those selected travel to exciting research locations and work side-by-side with scientists and engineers, many of whom they’ve come to know through JASON curricula. In doing so, they are the eyes and ears of their peers back home, experiencing real scientific research and sharing those experiences with the entire JASON community. JASON Learning, with generous support from the Argonaut Program's sponsors, covers expenses for all related lodging, food, programming, and equipment costs. Since 1990, JASON’s Argonaut program has engaged over 500 students and educators worldwide. Many Argonaut Alumni have gone on to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Argonauts are named for the crew of explorers that sailed aboard the Argo with Jason, the mythological Greek hero.


Think you have what it takes to be a JASON Argonaut? The 2016 application forms are now online!

Our last Argonaut adventure took place in July 2015, when two groups of Student and Teacher JASON Argonauts traveled to the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. There, they participated in an intensive hands-on research experience with resident and visiting scientists engaged in a diversity of marine science projects. The Argonauts shared their adventures on the JASON Facebook page and JASON's blog.