From the Office of State Senator Craig Estes, District 30
For Immediate Release
October 1, 2002
Contact: Lindsey Mask
Phone: (512) 463-0130
Senator Craig Estes Announces the Start of the 2003 High School Aerospace Scholars
Senator Estes is pleased to announce the launch of this year's High School Aerospace Scholars. This educational program offers Texas high school juniors the opportunity to participate in a science, math, and engineering based distance-learning program, and features an all-expense paid, week long summer residential experience at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
Selected juniors will engage in a variety of activities including interactive Web-based assignments; online mentoring; briefings and tours at JSC; and a summer group project. Eligible students are required to meet the following criteria:
- U.S. citizen
- At least 16 years of age
- Texas resident
- Currently a high school junior
- Interest in science, math, or engineering
- Able to commit to a relationship with JSC, including a one-week residential experience during the summer
- Access to the Internet and e-mail (home, school, or public library)
The State of Texas, in partnership with JSC and the Texas educational community, developed the High School Aerospace Scholars to motivate students in science and engineering careers. More than one thousand students from across Texas have participated in the program since its inception in 1999.
Interested high school juniors should contact their science or math coordinator for more information and an application. Schools will submit completed student applications to Senator Estes'office, where the final selections will be made.
For more information, please visit the Web site at: http://aerospacescholars.jsc.nasa.gov
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