San Jacinto College engineering student Amir Timani recently completed participation in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars workshop at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
NCAS is a five-week online scholars program that culminates with a four-day on-site workshop at the JPL. As part of the workshop, students form teams as fictional companies interested in Mars exploration. Each team is responsible for developing and testing a prototype rover, forming a company infrastructure, managing a budget, and developing communications and outreach. Students also have opportunities to interact with NASA engineers as they learn more about careers in science and engineering. Timani was selected as one of 216 community college students nationwide to participate in this year’s NCAS program.