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Virginia Aerospace Science & Technology Scholars

posted Jul 27, 2017, 7:13 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 10:00 AM ]
Virginia Aerospace Science & Technology Scholars is a Free competitive program that allows high school juniors and seniors to apply to take an engaging online NASA-development course using a Space Exploration theme to teach a broad range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills aligned with Virginia's Standards of Learning. Based on course performance, Scholars may be selected to participate in an all expense paid, seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center.

Aerospace Scholar Coursework is offered for free online from December through May. This graded course consists of seven lessons and a final project that allow Scholars to build their knowledge of NASA, space exploration, and key STEM skills. Master Educators work with Scholars online throughout the course. Scholars can receive two college credits for successful completion of online coursework and two college credits for the Summer Academy.

Residential NASA Summer Academy. Scholars selected from the Summer Academy spend seven days with science, engineering and technology mentors and master educators at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton. Under the guidance of their mentors, Scholars will work in project teams to design a human mission to Mars and will be immersed in hands-on experiential STEM activities.  

To Apply:
  • Be a high school junior or senior
  • Be a Virginia resident and a U.S. citizen
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have internet access and e-mail (home, school, library)
For more information visit vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

 
Application deadline: November 2017
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