Texas High School Aerospace Scholars

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS)

HAS is an interactive online learning experience for high school juniors in Texas. Selected students are nominated by their State Legislator, have an interest in math, science, engineering or computer science and are encouraged to pursue high tech careers. Participation is highlighted by a six-day experience at the Johnson Space Center.

TEXAS Community College Aerospace Scholars (CAS)

Funded by the Texas legislature, CAS, gives teams of community college students from across the state of Texas an opportunity to participate in a unique on-site team project. Students are involved in web-based interactive activities prior to their arrival at Johnson Space Center.

Middle School Aerospace Scholars (MAS)

This is a unique program designed for middle school teachers. Also funded by the State of Texas and administered by NASA's Johnson Space Center, selected teachers participate in a one-week summer professional development workshop at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Teams of teachers learn to integrate NASA instructional materials into their classroom curriculum and develop an action plan to implement during the school year. A series of distance learning events held at the participants' schools are also included in this program.

Texas Aerospace Scholars Internship (TAS)

TAS alumni, which encompasses former student participants of High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) and Community College Aerospace Scholars (CAS) are encouraged to apply for internships at NASA. Qualified applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) degree field, have a GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale, be US Citizens, and be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior in college before the expected commencement of the internship session.