The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that Pooja Sethi from Granite Falls High School participating in one of the four WAS Summer Residency sessions held in June and July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is a competitive educational program for High School juniors from across Washington State.
These scholars are among the 160 students who qualified for the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency program from 297 students who applied in November.
To qualify for the residency program, they spent five months studying a NASA-designed, distance-learning curriculum via the Internet and have been selected to attend one of the four residencies hosted at The Museum of Flight in Seattle this summer based on their academic performance on the distance-learning lessons.
During the residency experience, they will collaborate with the other student participants on the design of a human mission to Mars. WAS scholars are guided by professional engineers, scientists, university students and certified educators as they plan these missions. The WAS program is designed to inspire students to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) but the students are divided into teams which also require them to learn about mission management, budgets, the legal aspects of space exploration, and medicine.