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NOTE: As of November 2006, this web site is no longer active.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 the following:

  • A 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.

  • Behind-the-scenes tours of JSC, briefings with scientists, engineers, and astronauts, and instruction on utilizing numerous online NASA resources.

  • Three 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.

The 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:


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