Isai Uriarte, a Tolleson High School 2014 graduate, recently completed a training program at NASA in Houston, Texas.
Uriarte, an engineering student at Phoenix College, was selected to attend the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Onsite Experience at Johnson Space Center.
He was one of 499 community college students across the U.S. to participate. After being selected and completing a five-week online course, Uriarte traveled to Johnson Space Center for a four-day onsite event.
“NCAS gives community college STEM students an authentic NASA experience and encourages them to finish a two-year degree or transfer to a four-year university to pursue a NASA-related field or career,” says the program’s website, nas.okstate.edu/ncas.
“At the end of the night before going to the hotel, we would have a guest speaker to share their life stories, their journey about how they got to NASA and what they have done during their time working there,” he said.