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ATEMS Student Earns Trip to NASA

Jaimalee Cordova, a junior at ATEMS, has been selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer to participate in an onsite experience there. Jaimalee was selected because of her excellent work in completing the following components of the High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) program over the last 4 months:
  • Interactive lessons on NASA activities related to space exploration, earth science, technology and aeronautics
  • Design challenges such as 3D drawing, video creation, interactive poster design
  • Virtual chats with NASA engineers and scientists
Over 800 high school juniors from the state of Texas were chosen to participate in the online program during the fall and winter, about 175 students qualify for the trip to the Johnson Space Center. Jaimalee’s residential summer experience will include:
  • Team projects and briefings directed by NASA engineers and scientists
  • Hands-on design challenge and engineering activities to plan a mission to Mars
  • Tours of NASA facilities
The HAS program offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Texas high school students to explore the possibilities of a STEM related career in the aerospace industry. Additionally, Jaimalee is the only female student in our Aerospace Engineering class.