Travel to MARS

MARS is a four-day summer enrichment program for academically qualified high school students with an interest in science.  From June 10-13, 36 top-flight students will explore the latest topics and career opportunities in STEM. Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in 2018-19 with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for STEM fields are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

Schedule of Events

Each day’s schedule consists of multiple interactive presentations, lunch provided by the university, and a “spacewalk,” or extra-vehicular activity (EVA).  Students will spend their days in hands-on activities that will expand their knowledge of STEM and develop their team and leadership skills.

Apply Today

The application for MARS 2018 is now closed. Applications will be reviewed by our committee on Monday, April 9, with notifications going out by April 13. The cost to attend MARS is $325 for commuter students and $525 for students staying on campus. A $100 deposit will be required to hold the spot of successful applicants.


For further information regarding program or registration details:

Dr. Rick Walker, Mission Control Director

Pat Campbell, Deputy Flight Director

Dr. Beth Wolfe, Mission Operations Director