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Jonas Dino
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: 650-604-5612/207-3280
E-mail: jdino@mail.arc.nasa.gov

June 26, 2007
 
RELEASE : 07_39AR
 
 
NASA to Host Girl Scouts for a Week-Long Science Experience
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif.- NASA is helping young women explore the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of the San Francisco Bay Area, is hosting 50 high school-aged Girl Scouts for 'Launch into Technology,' a program consisting of two seven-day residential institutes, one focused on robotics and the other on aeronautics. Scouts will interact with subject matter experts and participate in hands-on activities in a fun, non-competitive environment. The aeronautics institutes will include wind tunnel experiments and an exploration of flight simulators and the robotics institute will include instruction on robot design and a robotics competition.

On Wednesday, June 27, news media representatives are invited to the 'Launch into Technology' media day from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT. Girl Scouts will be available for interviews and project demonstrations.

What: 'Launch into Technology,' Robotics and Aeronautics Institutes Media Day
When: 1-2:30 p.m. PDT, Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Where: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

The collaboration between Girl Scouts of the San Francisco Bay Area and NASA Ames is designed to help girls discover their abilities, explore new adventures, and build confidence. The partnership is designed to help girls appreciate that careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are good choices for women, and most importantly to realize that they can be successful in these fields.

News media interested in covering the event should contact Jonas Dino at jonas.dino@nasa.gov or 650-604-5612/207-3280

NASA Ames Research Center is located about 40 miles south of San Francisco on U.S. 101. Take the Moffett Field exit and drive east to the main gate.

 

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