National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) – NASA Johnson Space Center – Deadline Dec 15, 2009

National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) is a pilot program funded by NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) 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 Johnson Space Center (JSC) 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 visiting JSC. The only cost to the student is a $30 registration fee (Oregon students may request a reimbursement for this fee from the OR NASA Space Grant); NASA covers travel (up to $1000), food, and lodging.

Students must complete online applications by December 15, 2009.

What is NCAS?
An interactive, online learning experience where students complete Web-based lessons during the school year and travel to NASA for a three-day (May 20-22, 2010) experience 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 $1000), room, and food is included. Oregon students may request reimbursement for the $30 registration fee from the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium.

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

Students Apply Online Now! https://aerospacescholars.jsc.nasa.gov/NCAS/

Requests for registration fee reimbursement may be sent to the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium at spacegrant@oregonstate.edu

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