NASA selects five Texas High students for internship

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Several Texas High students were selected by NASA to attend a summer internship at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Students share their journey.

Five Texas High juniors are named the 2018 High School Aerospace Scholars by NASA. The students will attend a six day summer internship in Houston..

Texas High STEM teacher Nicole Ayers is proud of her students.”This is the first time that anyone has actually been selected to go on site,” says  Ayers.

The students completed four intense months of interactive online training. Along with their everyday school work.”Courses were divided into four sections and each section lasted about a month and covered the fields, science, technology, engineering and math,” says Joseph Rodgers.

The internship gives students an opportunity to work with engineers and scientists. ” I look forward to being able to interact with them,” says Carson McCarver.

Nabil Kalam sees this opportunity as a sneak peak into his future.”I actually want to be an aerospace engineer and this is a unique opportunity for me,” says Kalam.

Guillermo Pass has dreams of attending MIT when he graduates.”Any college who sees this will be like well that looks awesome. They probably know what they’re doing,” says Pass.

Hannah Klein hopes she can inspire more girls to apply next year. ” There should be more girls in STEM. I would definitely encourage that,” says Klein.

“I hope that it is something we can build on. Knowing a little bit more about how the program works,” says Ayers.

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