The Rice University Aerospace & Aviation Academy, Fueled by Envision, is an incredible opportunity to spend 12 days in one of the epicenters of aerospace and aviation. Interested students may also register in the Rice University credit Summer Sessions to earn college credit.
Are you ready for your future to take flight? The Rice University Aerospace & Aviation Academy, Fueled by Envision, is an incredible opportunity to spend 12 days in one of the epicenters of aerospace and aviation. During the program, you will gain invaluable hands-on career experience and exposure while learning from and engaging with leading minds in the space industry, gaining unique access to industry facilities, and hearing directly from a NASA representative on 21st-century space innovations.
The Aerospace & Aviation Academy is an immersive program designed specifically for students who are interested in pursuing careers in fields of aerospace and aviation and who want to be at the forefront of the developments and demands of the future.
While staying on the campus of Rice University, you will enjoy daily forums from Rice's renowned faculty and receive unparalleled exposure to industry and government space scientists through exclusive site visits, which will also provide you with a glimpse into your future. You will also hear from a NASA representative and former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao, who will share his personal stories and lessons from spaceflight and experience in technology companies.
During the program, you will visit the Lone Star Flight Museum, where you attend flight ground school, participate in a flight prep simulation, learn the importance of flight planning, and then apply what you have learned while operating a flight simulator.
Students may choose to participate in the non-credit or credit version of this course.
Non-credit: Students interested in the non-credit version of this course will participate in a 12-day, residential, experiential learning opportunity. Tuition for this program is $5,395.
Credit: This program has been approved by our faculty for college credit. Students attending the Rice University Aerospace & Aviation Academy are eligible to register for EDUC 101 Science Education and Career Exploration: Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation, which will award students one college credit through Rice University upon completion.
Please note: students interested in participating in the credit version of this course will be required to successfully complete additional academic assessments. There is an additional fee of $967 for the credit option as well.
EDUC 101 Science Education and Career Exploration: Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation
Course Number: 31802
Instructor: Leroy Chiao, Ph.D.
Method of Instruction: Online & campus-based
Course Syllabus: Coming soon
This is an immersion learning course that also includes online learning components and assessments. Students earning credit will be required to actively participate in pre and post Academy content and assessments. The online portion will begin 2 weeks prior to the campus class and end 2 weeks after. Course content is delivered online utilizing the Canvas learning management system as well as face-to-face during the Aerospace and Aviation Academy.
Grades for this course are Unsatisfactory (U) or Satisfactory (S) and will be based on attendance, effort, and productivity in the course along with the quality and timeliness of assignment submissions and/or presentations. Students enrolling in the credit portion of this course must successfully complete all online and face to face activities and assessments in order to receive a grade of satisfactory.
- How do I register for the Aerospace & Aviation Academy (non-credit) portion of this program?
Registration through Envision includes the cost of the 12-day, campus-based curriculum as well as housing and dining during your campus stay. To learn more and register for the Aerospace & Aviation Academy, please visit https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/aerospace-and-aviation-academy.
- How do I register for the optional credit portion of this program?
Step 1: You must first register with Envision for the non-credit course. https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/aerospace-and-aviation-academy
Step 2: After receiving enrollment acknowledgment from Envision, you may proceed to register for the credit portion of the course, under Summer Session IV.
To register for the college credit portion of this course, you will need to submit the following materials to the Rice University Office of the Registrar:Summer Sessions Application for Visiting Undergraduate Students (including high school students) Official high school transcript (must be the most up to date transcript; transcript requirement is waived if attending a college/university in Spring 2020.) All transcripts must be mailed in and will not be accepted by fax or email. Proof of Meningococcal Vaccination Record or Waiver (required if under the age of 22). Release and Hold Harmless Agreement (required if under age of 18)
Application deadline: May 25, 2020
Please review the Registrar's Summer Sessions page for details prior to applying.
Admission to this program does not constitute admission to Rice University.
- Visiting Student Supplemental Biographic and Financial Responsibility
- If a rising high school junior/senior or recent high school graduate: test scores (SAT or ACT), either an official copy or as reported on the student's high school transcript
- Where do I send application materials for the credit portion of this program?
Mail ALL documents to this EXACT address:
Rice University Office of the Registrar, MS-57
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
- What is the tuition for the credit portion of this program?
The cost of this college credit course is $967, and allows students get a head start on earning college credit. Tuition for the college course is not included in the cost of the Aerospace & Aviation Academy.
If you have any questions about the Aerospace & Aviation Academy, please visit https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/aerospace-and-aviation-academy.
If you have any questions about the registration process for EDUC 101, the college credit portion of this course, please contact Kim Raptis at 713-348-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.