House Representative

Thompson, Ed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/01/2019

REP. ED THOMPSON PROMOTES THE TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL AEROSPACE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

AUSTIN – Representative Ed Thompson announced he is accepting applications for the Texas High School Aerospace Scholars program.

“The Texas High School Aerospace Scholars program is unique interactive online course on space exploration, Earth science, technology, mathematics, and aeronautics offered through NASA,” Rep. Thompson stated. “I am excited to be able to promote this wonderful program to the young people of our community and hope that many of them will take advantage of the chance to participate.”

This program is a two-phase opportunity for nominated students. During phase one, students participate in online learning experiences that enhance skills such as critical thinking, communication, and creativity through interactive lessons on NASA activities. When the online portion of the Texas High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is complete, the highest achieving students will be invited to advance to the second phase of the program—a residential six-day summer experience at the Johnson Space Center.

In order to apply for the HAS program, students must first complete an application online. To be eligible for the program; students must be:

• A United States citizen;
• A Texas resident;
• A high school junior;
• Interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics;
• Able to access the internet (from home, school, or public library);
• Committed to completing online lessons to qualify for the six-day residential summer experience; and
• Nominated by a state legislator.

If you live in House District 29 and would like to be considered for nomination for HAS by Rep. Thompson, please click on the following link to apply: https://nas.okstate.edu/has/index.cfm?liftoff=login.Register. Students may apply for HAS through October 23, 2019. You may contact by Chief of Staff, Molly Wilson, at (512) 463-0707 should you have any questions.