High school student interested in NASA

I'm a freshman in high school and I want to be an aerospace engineer for NASA. I'm good at science and math, and just kind of don't know what to do. Should I just keep taking math and science classes? Are there any programs I could go to? I know it's a competitive field of work and just want to better my chances in getting a job.
posted by Mandy, California on April 6, 2013

Answer by Egirl Team

Dear Mandy,

The best source for information about NASA is on their website. The NASA Careers Page has a lot of great information about finding a career there. It also mentions a summer program that they used to have for high school students. Since you are a freshman, you might want to keep an eye on that program to see if it gets reinstated before you finish high school. 

Otherwise just keep working toward an engineering degree. There is a lot of advice on EngineerGirl about preparing for college that may be helpful. Check out our “How to Get There” blog to get started.

Hope that helps.