MCHS junior, Nathaniel Young, was selected to participate in the Virginia Earth System Science Scholars summer program after completing an online dual enrollment program. During the week long program, he will work collaboratively with a team to design a feasible satellite mission to study the Earth Systems. At the end of the week at NASA Langley Research Center they present details of their mission to NASA scientists, engineers, and technologists during a Mission Design Review Panel and then to NASA administrators, state legislators, parents, and other VIPs at the Closing Ceremony. Scholars will tour different facilities and labs that are typically not accessible to the public to view projects and technologies that currently support space exploration programs. Scholars have the opportunity to observe a vast array of careers in the areas of math, science, engineering, and technology. They will also undertake a number of hands-on experiential activities and receive seminar presentations by state legislators, NASA scientists, engineers, technologists, and astronauts and Earth Systems Science industry representatives.