What's New:


2018 Student Application

Student Applications are open for the 2018 field season! Applications for first consideration were due by February 9th, but we will be considering rolling applications if a space is available. Please see the Program Details page for more information. If you'd like to spread the word, our 2018 promo poster is available for distribution!


JIRP Artist in Residence 2017

Hannah Perrine Mode was the JIRP 2017 Artist in Residence and has put together this fantastic site that chronicles her work this summer, both what she produced individually and what the team accomplished with her leadership. Thank you, Hannah!


The JIRP Blog

My JIRP experience strengthened in me a love of exploration that ultimately led to my participation in the space program, including the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. JIRP was fundamental to my growth as a scientist and as a person.
— Dr. Steven Squyres, Professor Astronomy, Cornell University; Principal Investigator of Mars Exploration Rover Project