From the Office of State Senator Kel Seliger, District 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2010
Contact: Nora Ojo
(281) 792-7562 (phone)
(281) 483-3789 (fax)
nora.m.ojo@nasa.gov

Senator Seliger Announces Start of 2010-2011 High School Aerospace Scholars

Senator Kel Seliger is pleased to announce the launch of the 2010-2011 High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) program. The HAS program will enable selected Texas students to explore and become a part of NASA's plan for space exploration. Students selected will apply their math and science skills to complete 10 web-based assignments during the school year and then travel to Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston during the summer to utilize those same skills to investigate options and propose a mission for sending humans to Mars alongside their peers, NASA scientists, and engineers.

Eligible students are required to meet the following criteria:

The state of Texas, in partnership with JSC, and the Texas educational community, developed High School Aerospace Scholars in1999 to encourage students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Additional partners include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, University of Houston System and Rotary NASA. More than 6,000 students from across the state of Texas have participated in the program.

High school juniors interested in applying for the 2010-2011 program should visit the web at: http://aerospacescholars.jsc.nasa.gov/.

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