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National Community College Aerospace Scholars

NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the Minority University Research and Education Program and the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate are pleased to announce the upcoming year of National Community College Aerospace Scholars, a program specifically for community college students across the nation interested in STEM fields.  The application for this program is now available.  Please forward this information to anyone you believe may be interested in this opportunity. Specific information is included below:

National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) – NASA Johnson Space Center

National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) is a program funded by NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) and the Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) and administered by NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).  Community college students from across the nation who are interested in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will apply to travel to NASA for a three day experience. This opportunity will provide a hands-on project featuring engineering career possibilities.  Selected students will begin the semester commitment with Web-based preparation prior to their onsite visit.  The only cost to the student is a $30 registration fee; NASA covers travel (up to $700), food, and lodging.

Help Recruit Students for NCAS

Please help identify community college students you believe will benefit
from this program and encourage them to apply by visiting our website.
Students must complete online applications by June 6, 2012. If you would
like brochures to distribute, please email with your name, school name, school address and how
many brochures you would like (up to 25).

What is NCAS?

An interactive, online learning experience where students complete Web-based lessons during the summer and travel to NASA for a three-day experience in late fall where they work with NASA engineers and scientists developing a proposal for a fictitious Martian rover.

Who is Eligible?

Community college students from across the nation (must be US citizens).

Who pays for NCAS?

There is a one time, non-refundable $30 registration fee (due at the time of
acceptance); all travel (up to $700), room, and food is included.

Student Benefits

*   All-expense paid trip to NASA for workshop

*   Network with other community college students from across the nation

*   Discover career opportunities at NASA

For the application and instructions on applying, please visit:

Please contact Deborah Hutchings with any questions: (281) 483-8623

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