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Deuell announces 2011-2012 High School Aerospace Scholars program
AUSTIN — State Senator Bob Deuell is pleased to announce the launch of the 2011-2012 High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) program. HAS enables selected Texas high school juniors to explore new frontiers and become a part of NASA’s plan for space exploration.
Selected students will apply their math and science skills to complete 10 web-based assignments during the school year and then travel to Johnson Space Center in Houston during the summer to put those skills to use. At Johnson they will design and propose a mission focused on deep space exploration alongside NASA scientists and engineers.
Eligible students are required to meet the following criteria:
- U.S. citizen
- Texas resident
- Currently a high school junior
- Interest in science, math, or engineering
- Able to commit to a one-week residential experience at Johnson during the summer
- Access to the internet and e-mail (home, school or public library)
The state of Texas, in partnership with Johnson and the Texas educational community, developed HAS in 1999 to encourage students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. More than 6,500 students from across the state have participated. Additional partners include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, University of Houston System and Rotary NASA.
High school juniors interested in applying for the 2011-2012 program should visit:
To contact Sen. Deuell about the legislative process or if you have a suggestion for a future Capitol Update, please contact the Capitol office at (512) 463-0102 or send mail to Sen. Bob Deuell, Texas Senate, P.O. Box 12068, Austin, TX 78711. The website for the Texas Senate is www.senate.state.tx.us and Sen. Deuell's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.