Western Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is an online distance learning course and summer experience specifically designed for high school sophomores and juniors interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The online curriculum is a University of Washington college course focused on NASA’s space exploration program as well as topics in earth and space science.

If they successfully complete the online curriculum, students are invited to participate in multi-day summer experiences that provide them to the opportunity to work with STEM professionals, NASA scientists, university students and STEM educators.

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2018 Summer Residency Mentors Needed!

The WAS Summer Residency is an amazing opportunity to work with a group of highly motivated high school seniors in the planning of a human mission to Mars! The students who attend the Summer Residency have successfully completed a five-month online distance learning curriculum focused on NASA missions and Earth Space Science.

During the six-day experience, Mentors work with a group of 8-10 students and a Washington state educator to plan one element of the overall Mars mission (Getting There, Living There, Working There or Mission Integration).

The 2018 WAS Summer Residency Sessions will be held at The Museum of Flight in Seattle on the following dates (Mentors participate in one session):

  • Session 1: June 17-22
  • Session 2: June 24-29
  • Session 3: July 8-13

For more information, Download the WAS 2018 Mentor Roles doc
or email was@museumofflight.org.

WAS 2018 Summer Residency Mentor Application

WAS 2018 Summer Residency Assistant Mentor Application