Following four intense months of interactive online learning experiences with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) five Texas High School STEM students have been chosen for a six-day summer residential internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Only students with the highest scores during the online learning program are afforded the opportunity to be considered for the summer internship paid for by NASA.

The High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) from Texas High School are Nabil Kalam, Hannah Klein, Carson McCarver, Guillermo Pass and Joseph Rodgers. An estimated 400 – 500 rising seniors from Texas are selected for this honor.

According to the Press Release, during their residential summer internship, the students will work on team projects and briefings directed by NASA engineers and scientists as well as hands-on design challenges and engineering activities to plan a mission to Mars.

NASA wants today’s students to become the engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. The High School Aerospace Scholars program offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Texas high school students to explore the possibilities of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related major or career.

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 STEM. More than 8,500 students from across the state have participated.


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