Four students from Aviation High School are among the 160 high school juniors from across the state who have qualified for a spot in the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) Summer Residency program.
Savannah Mattson, Tran Tonnu, Jacob Wagner, and Dustin Werran competed against nearly 300 students for acceptance into the Summer Residency. They began in December by completing eight online lessons and a final project developed by NASA. Their academic performance on the WAS Phase One curriculum qualified the four AHS students for the Phase Two residency program.
As their final project, students created a proposal for a future colony on Mars. They were challenged to design a colony capable of sustaining 30 colonists for an extended period of time and to create a visual design of their colony.
Top designs will be displayed at the Museum of Flight.
Aviation High School is currently located at 615 South 200th Street in Des Moines,