The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that Alain Orbino is participating in the July 17-22, 2011 session of the 2011 WAS Summer Residency at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is a competitive educational program for high school juniors from across Washington State.
Orbino was among the 160 students who qualified for the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency program from 290 students who applied in November.
To qualify for the residency program, Orbina of Lake Stevens High School, spent six months studying a NASA-designed, distance-learning curriculum via the Internet.
Based on his academic performance on the distance-learning lessons, he was selected to attend one of the four residencies hosted at The Museum of Flight in Seattle this summer. During the residency experience, he will collaborate with the other student participants on the design of a human mission to Mars.
In addition to the design of the human mission to Mars, he and the other WAS scholars will also participate in a number of hands-on engineering challenges.
These challenges included design, construction and deployment of robotic rovers, model rockets, lander devices, and payload lofting systems.