Summer residency program for high school juniors at Museum of Flight

Friday, September 30, 2016

Washington Aerospace Scholars is a distance-learning and summer residency program for high school juniors that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math, and encourages students to consider careers in these fields

Phase One of the WAS program runs from December 2016-May 2017 and consists of a NASA and UW designed online curriculum that focused on space and space travel and provides college credit for scholars.

Students can earn acceptance into Phase Two, a six-day Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight in June or July 2017. During their residency, students will design a human mission to Mars guided by aerospace professionals, tour engineering facilities, and compete in hands-on engineering challenges.

The WAS program is open to high school juniors throughout Washington. Applicants must be US Citizens and Washington State Residents. The student deadline for the 2016-17 cycle is November 4, 2016.

Washington math and science teachers are also invited to apply as Online Academic Evaluators from December to May and Summer Residency Facilitators for one six-day session in either June or July. Stipends, 60 clock hours, and all room/board and travel expenses are provided to participating teachers. The 2016-17 deadline for teacher applications is November 4, 2016.

For questions, contact Paz Clearwater, Education Specialist, The Museum of Flight, 206-764-5876.



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