FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/08/2013
State Rep. Paul Workman Announces Start of 2013-2014 High School Aerospace Scholars Program
AUSTIN – State Representative Paul Workman is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013-2014 High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) project. HAS enables selected Texas high school juniors to explore new frontiers and become a part of NASA's plan for space exploration.
Selected students will apply their math and science skills to complete eight web-based assignments during the school year to be competitively selected to travel to Johnson Space Center in Houston during the summer to put those skills to use. At Johnson, they will design and propose a mission focused on deep space exploration alongside their peers as well as NASA scientists and engineers.
Eligible students must:
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Be a Texas resident
• Currently be a high school junior
• Be interested in science, math, or engineering
• Be able to commit to a relationship with the Johnson Space Center, including a one-week residential experience during the summer
• Have access to the Internet and e-mail (home, school, or public library)
The state of Texas, in partnership with Johnson and the Texas educational community, developed HAS in 1999 to encourage students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. More than 3,400 students from across the state have participated. Additional partners include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Rotary National Award for Space Achievement, and the University of Houston System.
High school juniors interested in applying for the 2013-2014 project should visit http://HAS.aerospacescholars.org.