Blaine graduate completes NASA-designed program

Published on Thu, Oct 23, 2008
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Blaine graduate completes NASA-designed program

Blaine graduate Evan Piccioni was one of 154 students from across the state to complete a summer program with the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS).

During the residency experience, he collaborated with the other participants on the design of a human mission to Mars. Program scholars are guided by professional engineers, scientists, university students and certified educators as they plan these missions.

In addition to the design of the human mission to Mars, Piccioni and the other WAS scholars also participated 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.

Washington Aerospace Scholars began accepting applications in early September for the 2009 program cycle. Applications are available by visiting their website at

WAS participants must be high school juniors with 3.0 minimum grade point averages, United States citizens and Washington state residents.
The deadline for student applications is November 7.

For more information, please contact Washington Aerospace Scholars at 206/764-5866 or