Northshore Students Qualify for Western Aerospace Scholars Residency

Congratulations to Bothell's Jori Piacenza and Inglemoor students Margaret Guo, Melissa Mitchell and Noah Welikson. They are among the talented rising juniors from across the states of Montana, Oregon and Washington whose academic performance during the Phase One curriculum of Western Aerospace Scholars (WAS) qualified them for Phase Two - the WAS Summer Residency. Piacenza, Welikson and Mitchell went on to participate in the WAS Summer Residency.

In November 2018, these students, along with more than 200 other juniors began Phase One, which was a course consisting of 10 NASA and University of Washington (UW) designed lessons. With successful completion of the curriculum students had the opportunity to earn 5 UW credits and secure a spot in Phase Two - the Summer Residency.

During Phase Two, students participate in a six-day experience at the Museum of Flight, with sessions held in July and August. Four student teams cooperate to plan a human mission to Mars with support from professional engineers/scientists, university students, and certificated educators. Students also hear from aerospace professionals, tour engineering facilities and compete in hands-on engineering challenges. 

Learn more by visiting the WAS website.



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