I am pleased to announce a new NASA opportunity – WISH – that is open to female high school students. WISH stands for ‘Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars.’ It offers a one-of-a-kind experience that promises to jump start girls’ futures. Throughout it’s history, NASA has consistently increased mission and leadership opportunities for women. The WISH program is one way of ensuring we have more women in science and engineering to enter the NASA workforce in years to come.
Please spread the word—female high school students can engineer their dream jobs!The adventure starts soon with an online community and culminates with a summer experience at NASA Johnson Space Center in summer 2011. I am just thrilled by this opportunity for girls to collaborate with others from across the county and with female NASA engineers and interns. Please encourage girls to get ready to start their dreams! Find out more information by sending an email to JSC-NHAS@mail.nasa.gov or visiting http://www.nasa.gov/education/wish.
Rebecca S. Keiser, Ph.D., NASA Associate Deputy Administrator for Policy