The Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is a NASA-based program for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas.
VASTS is an interactive online learning course for high school juniors, culminating in a one-week residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton for those who qualify. Offered at no cost to the student, VASTS consists of eight modules to be completed from December 2012 through April 2013 facilitated by master educators. Based on success in the online coursework, students may be selected to attend a Summer Academy where they interact with NASA scientists, engineers and technologists to design a human mission to Mars. Students who successfully participate in VASTS earn 2 college credits for the online course and 2 additional credits for the Summer Academy.
Please visit http://vasts.spacegrant.org for more information . The deadline for the application is November 2, 2012.
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