High School Aerospace Scholars Project Takes Flight

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The first step to space for young Texans can be at High School Aerospace Scholars Project in Houston.

Billionaires have gone to space. Now, one state representative wants to help Texas youth get to space.

State Representative James White (R) has launched the 2021-2022 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.

“Math and science are integral to educating our young Texans to compete in a 21st-century hi-tech global economy and ensuring our economic freedom in Texas,” said Rep. White. “This program will help students participate in a program that will expand their scope and potentially lead them to careers in science, technology, and engineering.”

HAS eligibility guidelines require U.S. citizenship, Texas residency, and an interest in science, math, or engineering.

Interested students must commit to the six-month online course and a one-week residential experience at the Houston-based Johnson Space Center during the summer.

Selected students will apply their math and science skills to complete online assignments during the school year. Those who score high enough will have the opportunity to travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where they will implement what they have learned during the course.

With the guidance of NASA scientists and engineers, students will design a mission to Mars and take part in hands-on engineering challenges.

“As a former public school classroom teacher, I urge educators to encourage their students to apply and participate in this outstanding program,” said White.

Students interested in applying can email [email protected], visit the website, or call 281-483-4112.

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