Lone Star College-North Harris student, Bailly Happi was recently selected as a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar (NCAS).
The NCAS program provides students with an authentic NASA experience and encourages them to pursue two-year and-four-year degrees in STEM related fields. Students begin with a five-week course and are then eligible for an onsite experience at a NASA center.
Hesitant at first to submit his application, Happi was ‘over the moon’ when he was notified of his acceptance in the online session and eventually for the onsite visit at NASA.
“I was shocked and overjoyed because I saw all of my hard work pay off,” said Happi.
Happi will take part in the four-day onsite visit at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Selected scholars will devote time learning about all that NASA has to offer and will be placed onto a team where they will build a robot to compete against other members in the program.
“I am most excited about getting hands on problem solving and to see the facilities. I hope to learn about some of the equipment they have on deck, what an astronaut’s training consists of and how I could be one of them in the future.”
Happi currently has a 3.8 GPA and is actively involved in Student Life on campus, where he serves as a member of the Aftermath Club and the African-American Student Association. Happi is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a national community college honor society.
After completing his associate degree at LSC-North Harris in chemical engineering, Happi plans to transfer to Texas A&M University with hopes to become a business entrepreneur in the engineering field.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.