Senator Bob Deuell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2007
CONTACT: Don T. Forse, Jr.
(512) 463-0102

Senator Deuell Announces Start of 2007-2008 High School Aerospace Scholars

(AUSTIN) -- Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) is pleased to announce the launch of this year's High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS). HAS will enable selected Texas students to explore and become a part of NASA's plan for space exploration, which will send humans back to the moon, then on to Mars and beyond. After they employ their math and science skills to complete 10 web-based assignments during the school year, they will travel to Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston during the summer and use those same skills to help investigate options for sending humans to Mars alongside their peers and real NASA scientists and engineers.

Eligible students are required to meet the following criteria

  1. U.S. Citizen
  2. Texas resident
  3. Currently a high school junior
  4. Interest in science, math, or engineering
  5. Able to commit to a relationship with JSC, including a one-week residential experience during the summer
  6. 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 High School Aerospace Scholars in 1999 to encourage more students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Additional partnerships include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, University of Houston System, and Rotary NASA. More than 1,750 students from across Texas have participated in the program.

High school juniors interested in applying for the 2007-2008 program should visit the web at: http://aerospacescholars.jsc.nasa.gov/

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