Local Students Accepted into the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency
Local Students Accepted into the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight in Seattle.
Washington Aerospace Scholars Program provides opportunities for Washington state high school students to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics.
Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is pleased to announce that Emily Clark, of Tahoma High School, is among the talented juniors from across the state of whose academic performance on the WAS Phase One curriculum qualified them for Phase Two – the WAS Summer Residency: WAS is designed to connect high school juniors with educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through independent learning, hands-on interaction, professional guidance, and site-based tours.
In December 2017, these motivated students were among the 200 who began competing for a spot in one of the WAS Summer Residency sessions by completing ten NASA and University of Washington designed lessons- Phase One of the WAS program. Students were able to register to earn five UW credits based on successful completion of the curriculum.
Phase Two is a six-day experience that will be held at The Museum of Flight in Seattle during three sessions throughout June and July. In each session, four student teams cooperate to plan a human mission to Mars, with support from professional engineers/scientists, university students, and certificated educators. Additionally, participants receive briefings from aerospace professionals, tour engineering facilities and compete in hands-on engineering challenges.