Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) Parent/Family info

Please visit this page for important upcoming dates and information about the 2021-22 WAS sessions, including the Summer Residency in August, 2022.

Program Updates

WAS Summer Residencies will be held at The Museum of Flight on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Sunday, August 7th - Friday, August 12th

  • Session 2: Sunday, August 14th - Friday, August 19th

  • Session 3: Sunday, August 21st - Friday, August 26th

Please see the WAS Summer Residency Memo for information about packing, arrival and pick-up location and schedule, and Closing Luncheon ceremonies on Friday. The Summer Residency Memo has been emailed to all families, and can be found on the student's course website.

FREE Connections Membership

As a participant in WAS this year your student is eligible to be enrolled in Connections, The Museum of Flight's free, student membership program. Connections membership includes free Museum admission, invites to Connections member-only events, and more! For more information about Connections, click HERE.

If you would like to enroll your student(s) in Connections, click HERE and fill out the enrollment form. Please note the following:

  • Form must be filled out by the student's parent or legal guardian.
  • This enrollment opportunity is only open to students who are enrolled in WAS--please do not share the link with others.

This enrollment link will be active from today until end of day Friday, December 31

Academic Support Resources

We make every effort to choose low or no-cost lab supplies. See below for a list of lab materials. If you have trouble accessing any of these materials, please reach out to us and we can find an accommodation.

WAS Academic & Career Planning Support

Office Hours & College and Career Spotlights
6-7 p.m. on alternating Thursdays

Hosted by WAS HQ on Zoom, Office Hours are a place to ask clarifying questions, chat with peers, and seek out guidance on WAS activities. Every other week, we will feature WAS alumni who are currently working in the STEM industry and scholars will be able to learn about life after WAS, ask questions about college, internships, and the space industry in general. Each is elective and scholars are welcome to join in as they are able. The date and link to access office hours will be posted in Program Announcements on the WAS student course website and recordings will be shared after each session.

For questions, contact WAS@museumofflight.org or call 206-764-5863.