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LAVC Student Selected as a NASA Aerospace Scholar

Adam Brackman, a LAVC Geology/Earth Science major, has been selected to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS) and will visit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Center in June. Congratulations!

LAVC Student Selected as a NASA Aerospace Scholar

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected Adam Brackman, a Geology/Earth Science major at Los Angeles Valley College, as one of 348 community college students from across the U.S. to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS).

NCAS is a five-week aerospace scholars program that gives community college STEM students an authentic NASA experience and encourages them to finish a 2-year degree or transfer to a 4-year university to pursue a NASA-related field or career. The program culminates with a four-day on-site event in June at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where participating students have the opportunity to interact with NASA engineers and others as they learn more about careers in science and engineering. 

The on-site experience at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory includes a tour of facilities and briefings by NASA subject matter experts. While at JPL, students form teams and establish fictional companies interested in Mars exploration. Each team is responsible for developing and testing a prototype rover, forming a company infrastructure, managing a budget, and developing communications and outreach.

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars is a project funded in part by the Minority University Research and Education Program, or MUREP, which is committed to the recruitment of underrepresented and underserved students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to sustain a diverse workforce. 

With this project, NASA continues the agency’s tradition of investing in the nation’s educational programs. It is directly tied to the agency's major education goal of attracting and retaining students in STEM disciplines critical to NASA’s future missions, which include missions to Mars and beyond.

For additional information,contact National Community College Aerospace Scholars Web site.


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 5/3/2017 5:00:11 PM