Applicant must submit the following items:
1. Completed application form.
2. A brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.
3. A 500 – 1,000 word essay on one of the following subjects:
a. How Robert Heinlein affected my career choice.
b. Discuss the ‘Golden Age of SF’ and Robert Heinlein’s role in it.
c. Discuss one or more great scientists, mathematicians, or engineers, and the importance of their contributions to humanity, who are not nearly as well known to the educated public as you believe their work deserves.
d. Robert Heinlein said “The golden age of science has yet to begin.” Evaluate this statement compared to your technical field.
e. Discuss the advantages to the human race of a permanent settlement on the Moon or Mars.
f. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has increased to the point where driverless cars, robotics for manufacture, and chess-playing can be done without humans. Anticipate what will happen to economics and society in general as AI and robotics assume a larger portion of human activity. What will happen to humans whose jobs are displaced therefrom?
g. What does the phrase “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” imply for scientists and engineers?
Deadline for the application is May 15, 2017. Applications postmarked or emailed after this date will not be considered.