Edmonds Community College students Ben Nguyen and Rebekah Waligorski have been selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center Oct. 25-28 to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS).
Nguyen and Waligorski were selected as two of 160 community college students from across the U.S. to be part of NCAS.
Nguyen is currently pursuing an Associate in Science degree, Track 2, General Engineering and would like to transfer to the University of Washington.
Waligorski is studying mechanical engineering and would like to transfer to Washington State University.
Nguyen and Waligorski were chosen to represent Edmonds CC out of nearly 300 students based on their achievement in an NCAS online session.
During the five-week online learning session, they studied the past, present and future of Mars exploration, took quizzes, attended lectures by NASA subject matter experts, read a technical paper and submitted essays and a final mission proposal in order to qualify for the on-site workshop.
NCAS is a project funded in part by the Minority University Research and Education Program. (end)