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

National Community College Aerospace Scholars

Apply for the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program by June 6, 2012

The 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.

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: http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/apply 

Applications Deadline: June 6, 2012

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