Wylie ISD Engineering Students earn advanced NASA Internship Opportunity
Wylie ISD students Savannah Pinner, Jacob Price and Travis Gunter were recently approved to participate in NASA’s rigorous internship program High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS). HAS is a unique NASA opportunity for juniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants.
Pinner, Price and Gunter will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas certified teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. After a competitive review of online material completed and submitted, selected students are invited to Johnson Space Center. Throughout this six day trip, participants will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities.
This good fortune will allow the Wylie ISD students the golden opportunity of earning practical on-the-job research experience with the world’s leading aeronautics and space program. Concluding the summer internship, the Career and Technical Education students can take an advanced level Engineering/Robotics class and also graduate with a recognized Industry Based Certification. Congratulations Savannah, Jacob and Travis!!