ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - For the second year in a row, a Jones County Junior College student is representing Mississippi in a NASA program for young engineers.
JCJC sophomore, Jonathan Greer of Leakesville will travel to NASA's Johnson Space Center next month to take part in a selective program for junior and community college students.
He is only one of 79 students nationwide chosen to be a part of the program. While in Houston, Greer will work with other students and NASA engineers on completing a space rover project.
Greer said he has always enjoyed solving a challenging problem. "I've always been interested in building stuff and tearing stuff apart, interested in how it works since I was real little," said Greer.
While Jonathan Greer is in Texas, space shuttle Endeavor is expected to end it's 14-day mission.
Greer plans to eventually transfer from JCJC to the University of South Alabama to pursue his studies in mechanical engineering.