Washington Aerospace Scholars


I had a great visit today with Melissa Edwards, Washington Aerospace Scholars Administrator. The Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is an educational program for high school juniors from across Washington State.  The Museum of Flight hosts each week long summer residency experience during which the students are mentored by professional engineers and educators as they design a human mission to Mars. The cost is FREE to the participants! Can you believe it? Thanks to the Washington Aerospace Scholars Foundation this program is offered at no cost to the students! The purpose of the program is to increase the number of Washington State students who choose to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! How great is that? We all know the dismal numbers… we are lacking qualified graduates  in these fields and this is a great concern.  According to Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, CEO of the The Museum of  Flight it “impacts the creativity, productivity, and economic well-being of the nation.” 

To learn more and possibly it could be you, or your son or daughter who applies next year, visit their website today! Washington Aerospace Scholars

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About COEAerospace

The Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing of Washington state is a conduit for collaboration and engagement between industry and K-12 and post secondary higher education. We work to develop the talent pipeline and economic infrastructure to facilitate continuous innovation and growth for aerospace and manufacturing in our state and beyond.
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