Heather Burt, of Westminster Christian Academy, traveled to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer to participate in a one-week summer internship.

Burt was selected as one of 90 high school juniors from across the U.S. to be a part of Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars. The weeklong experience at JSC included a tour of JSC facilities and briefings by noted NASA employees. While at NASA, Burt stepped into a leadership role, heading a team that designed a radiation shield and rover to traverse on the surface of Mars. The students and teammates concluded their experience by presenting their proposal at a brunch to their parents, members of the Rotary NASA and JSC senior management.