Harrison Preparatory School’s Steven Huynh and Miranda VonPaige have been selected to participate in a Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) Summer Residency session. Huynh and VonPaige completed online academic coursework this spring to qualify for one of 160 summer residency session slots.
The six-day summer residency will be held at The Museum of Flight in Seattle and includes designing a mission to Mars, taking tours of engineering facilities and laboratories, completing team engineering challenges and meeting leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
To qualify for the summer residency, Huynh and VonPaige satisfactorily completed 10 online lessons, consisting of research essays, space-related math problems and detailed graphics illustrating their ideas. They also received five University of Washington credits in Space and Space Travel upon their successful completion of the online WAS curriculum.
The WAS program is a free, competitive STEM education program for Washington state high school juniors affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Center’s National High School Aerospace Scholars program. Its primary goal is to excite and prepare students to pursue careers pathways in STEM fields using a distance-learning curriculum developed in partnership with NASA and the University of Washington.