NOTE: As of November 2006, this web site is no longer active. Information about the Web address (URL) for the new MAS web site will be shared at a later date.
What is the MAS Program?
Middle School Aerospace
Scholars (MAS) is a unique program for teams of Texas middle
school teachers. The
program is funded by the State of Texas and administered by NASA
Johnson Space Center. Teachers apply online as teams of 2 or 4
from the same school. Teams of 2 consist of a math and science
teacher. Teams of 4 consist of a math, science, language arts,
and social studies teacher. School Administrators are welcome
to join MAS and may be substituted for the Social Studies or Language
Arts teacher in a Team of 4. Selected teachers participate in
one-week summer professional development workshop at Johnson
Space Center in Houston,TX. Teams will learn to integrate NASA
instructional materials into their classroom curriculum and
develop an action plan to implement during the following school
year. Transportation, lodging, meals, and related activities
are funded through the MAS program.
tours of JSC, briefings with scientists, engineers, and astronauts,
and instruction on utilizing numerous online NASA resources.
distance learning events at your own school during the following
school year. These events are hosted by JSC and give students
an opportunity to interact with experts in the space program.
Any additional costs related to these events are the responsibility
of the participating school and/or school district.
week-long 2006 summer workshops will be held at Johnson Space
Center in Houston, TX.
June 18-23, 2006 - Teams of 2
June 25-30, 2006 - Teams of 2
July 9-14, 2006 - Teams of 4
Gifted and Talented Certification
Teachers participating in MAS will receive credit for 33 hours
of Differentiated Curriculum towards the Texas Association for
the Gifted and Talented Awareness Certificate from TAGT.
How Do I Apply?
Click on MAS Application located on the left-hand side
of this page.
For further information or questions,
e-mail inquiries to:
Check out the latest NASA information for teachers and students
at http://www.nasa.gov .Teachers
will find internet resources, professional development opportunities,
student opportunities, and much, much more at this NEW
and improved web site. NASA is committed to inspiring the next
generation.......as only NASA can.