Local students accepted into Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency at Museum of Flight

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Students in the Washington Aerospace Scholars Program
at the Museum of Flight

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 the following students from your area are among the talented juniors from across the state whose academic performance on the WAS Phase One curriculum qualified them for Phase Two – the WAS Summer Residency:

  • Heidi Resing – Attends Shorecrest High School – Lives in Lake Forest Park 
  • Kyle Pozarski – Attends Shorewood High School – Lives in Shoreline 

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 2016, 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.

The curriculum is difficult, especially during junior year, but worth the gained knowledge and experience. I have learned more than I ever would have about space and the universe, applied this knowledge to real-life, applicable problems, and ultimately, made multiple friends through this entire experience.
– Uyen Tran, 2016 program participant

Student and teacher applications for the 2017-18 program year will be available online starting August 2017. Participants must be high school juniors and residents of Washington, Oregon or Montana.

For more information, contact Melissa Edwards, Museum of Flight’s Director of Digital Learning.


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