About 25 seventh-grade girls from several area middle schools got up close and personal with some unique aircraft and high technology recently when they participated in a "Tech Trek" tour of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Shawn Georg spent years on the family cattle ranch near Sabetha with his eyes toward the sky as military fighters and cargo planes flew low-level routes over the property.
Student teams pitted their software-enabled robots against the clock at the Southern California NASA Explorer Schools Robotics Competition.
Steven Humphrey is tasked with designing real-time computer displays to gather and interpret in-flight data.
The Lancaster High School robotics team, sponsored in part by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, made it to the semi-finals of the 2009 FIRST regional robotics competition in Long Beach, Calif., March 14 before being eliminated in the final round of matches.
More than a score of children and their parents learned about flying in space during a hands-on NASA Education Family Night focusing on the upcoming STS-119 space shuttle mission at the AERO Institute in Palmdale Feb. 19.
More than 250 eighth grade students from eight schools experienced hands-on science and engineering during the Bohn-Meyer Math and Science Odyssey Feb. 6 at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, Calif.
Students from across the nation will be able to take a tour of Dryden without ever having to leave their classrooms.
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center employees Tony Ginn, Scott Wiley and Jonathan Barraclough attended NASA's General Aviation Technology Challenge Aug. 4-10 at the Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Jill Pestana, a graduate of the Class of 2008 at Tehachapi High School, has been selected by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Employee Exchange Council to receive the 2008 Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship award.
NASA intern Brian Armstrong has always been interested in aviation, thanks to the influence of his aerospace engineer father.
University of Utah student Patricia Oliphant, shown here in the pilot's seat of one of NASA's modified 747 Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, is working as a summer intern at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
College student Christopher O'Shea, of North Strabane, credits his father for the excitement he has for aviation.
William Scott, a 2008 graduate of San Diego's Clairemont High School, exchanged what could have been a relaxing summer vacation for the challenge of fitting into the workforce at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base.
Bakersfield resident Emily Sayles had her fire lit about space travel when she was in the fifth grade. That summer, Sayles attended U.S. Space Camp, then based at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.