The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) program is an interactive online science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience for Virginia high school juniors and seniors, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists.

The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and NASA Langley Research CenterHampton University’s Center for Atmospheric Research and Education (NASA Grant: NNX15AQ03A) is providing funding to offer the online course and Thomas Nelson Community College is partnering to provide up to five free dual enrollment transferable college credits.


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