Sunday, June 8, 2014

NASA seeking community college students for aerospace scholars program


NASA is currently seeking science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors for the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program!  NCAS participants are engaged in a rich STEM learning experience through interactions with NASA scientists and engineers, web-based activities and a three-day onsite experience at a regional NASA Center (either Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory). Community college students from across the nation are chosen to participate through a competitive process. Selected students are U.S. citizens currently pursuing their initial undergraduate degree at a community college who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics, science, engineering or computer science.

 Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizenship
  • At least 18 years of age and a high school graduate
  • A registered community college student during the application process and project (Spring 2014 thru December 2014).
  • Have completed a minimum of 9 units/credit hours in a STEM discipline
  • Able to commit to 12-14 weeks working with NASA (online and via a three-day onsite experience)
  • Able to access the internet

*Please note that a $30 non-refundable fee to cover the cost of meals and a NCAS polo shirt will be required from each student selected for the three-day experience at a NASA Center.

Please visit the NCAS website to learn more: http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org.  Applications are due July 1, 2014!

 
Students may create a login and apply at the following link:  http://go.nasa.gov/1jRQt4u