A Texas state representative from Lubbock has announced a new opportunity for some high school students.

State Representative John Frullo has announced the launch of the 2012-2013 High School Aerospace Scholars project.

HAS allows some Texas high school juniors to learn new things and become involved in NASA.

Interested students will complete eight web-based assignments that will utilize their math and science skills, as part of a competitive selection to decide which students will travel to Johnson Space Center in Houston during the summer.

The students will design and propose a mission on deep space exploration, alongside NASA scientists and engineers.

Students must be U.S. citizens, Texas residents, juniors in high school, with an interest in science, math, or engineering, be able to commit to a one-week residential experience at Johnson Space Center, and have access to the internet and email.

“This is a great program,” said Frullo. “I want to encourage anyone interested in working with NASA scientists to apply for this unique opportunity.”

HAS was developed in 1999 to encourage students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

More information on the program is available at http://HAS.aerospacescholars.org.