Kieona Williams & Stacy Jones

Coahoma student selected to NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

Kieona Williams, a Coahoma Community College student majoring in biology, was recently selected to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Onsite Experience held October 21-23, 2019, with employees of the Stennis Space Center and the Mars Exploration Program at Meridian Community College.

Coahoma student selected to NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Mon Oct 28, 2019

Kieona Williams & Stacy Jones

Kieona Williams, a Coahoma Community College student majoring in biology, was recently selected to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Onsite Experience held October 21-23, 2019, with employees of the Stennis Space Center and the Mars Exploration Program at Meridian Community College.

STEM-focused community college students interested in NASA-related careers participate each year in a five-week online learning experience. Top scoring scholars receive invitations to attend a three-day workshop at a NASA center. NCAS provides two sessions a year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

Williams plans to transfer to Mississippi State University and complete her undergraduate education in biology.

“This summer I had the pleasure of being involved in a five-week online program with NASA. The program called NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS). It is a program that NASA offers to STEM majors in a two-year or four-year program,” Williams said.  “The program enlightens students on the past of NASA's missions and on their current mission to get humans on Mars. As a participant of the program, I was allotted the chance to give my input on how to help get the human race to Mars.”

“I am truly grateful for the opportunity,” she said of the hands-on experience she received.

"On behalf of Coahoma Community College, congratulations to Kieona Williams on being selected for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program. I am glad she took my suggestion and applied," said Dr. Stacy J. Jones, a chemistry instructor at CCC.

"We are especially proud of Kieona's selection. She is an excellent representative of the Science and Math department and of the College on the state and national stage."