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Student Accepted for NASA Program

Wed, Dec 14th, 2011

Second year Advanced Energy & Fuel Cells student John Corliss was recently accepted as one of 200 national participants in the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program, hosted by NASA.

Community college students from across the nation compete to become a National Community College Aerospace Scholar.  Aerospace Scholars are a select group of students who may be invited to visit NASA to participate in an on-site team project.  They also participate in web-based activities as well as behind the scenes tours of NASA, and get the chance to interact with NASA engineers, educators, astronauts, and community college students from across the nation.

This opportunity will provide a hands-on project featuring engineering career possibilities. Selected students will begin the semester commitment with competitive web-based coursework prior to being chosen to visit NASA, including:
Twenty hours of pre-work
Online interaction with participants and NASA engineers
After the web-based portion is complete, the program chairs will review the work and select a group to attend the three-day workshop at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

According to the NASA website, "As the United States begins the second century of flight, the Nation must maintain its commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to ensure that the next generation of Americans can accept the full measure of their roles and responsibilities in shaping the future."