A Perspective of the High School Aerospace Scholars from an Alumni

When:  Sunday, November 13th, 4:30pm – 4:50pm

Where: Maker Exhibit Hall Stage at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Description: High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a NASA unique opportunity for juniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants.   Hear about Jonathan’s experience in the program with his team members and projects that he undertook.

Tech / Craft / Mindset: Engineering, Space, Teamwork, Innovation

Speaker:  Jonathan Zhang

About the HAS Program:  Selected students will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas certified teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. After a competitive review of online material completed and submitted, selected students are invited to Johnson Space Center. Throughout this six day trip, participants will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities.

The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open at: http://has.aerospacescholars.org.

If you are interested in sharing this opportunity at your school or organization here is some material that can help:  HAS Brochure, HAS Poster and a HAS PowerPoint Slide.     You can also learn more about the program by viewing High School Aerospace Scholars: A Journey of Discovery video here.