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Cathy Weselby
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650.604.2791
cathy.weselby@nasa.gov

April 5, 2010
 
RELEASE : M10-24AR
 
 
Media Invited to Education Day at NASA Ames
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – More than 3,000 students from all over the Bay Area will convene at Education Day on Friday, April 9, 2010 at NASA’s Ames Research Center. This free event is in conjunction with Yuri’s Night on April 10, 2010.

During Education Day, students between grades 4-12 will engage in hands-on learning activities including interactive exhibits, workshops and presentations by leading scientists, engineers and technology experts.

Students will be able to make and launch rockets, control a Mars Rover replica, learn how an infrared camera works and make music in an immersive environment.

Guest speakers include musician DJ Qbert leading a workshop on vinyl record scratches and science, video game artist Android Jones giving a digital painting demonstration and Apple founder Steve Wozniak talking about the secrets to his success.

News media planning to attend should contact Cathy Weselby at 650-604-2791 or cathy.weselby@nasa.gov before 5 p.m. PDT, Wednesday, April 7, 2010, for credentials.

WHAT: An opportunity to attend a gathering of students learning about science and space exploration from scientists, engineers, artists, musicians and entrepreneurs.

WHO: Speakers include Apple founder Steve Wozniak, video game artist Android Jones and musician DJ Q-Bert.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., Building 211

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2010

Click here for the complete schedule.

For more information about Education Day, visit:

http://ynba.org


For more information about NASA Ames, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ames


NASA educational programs help the agency attract and retain students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, disciplines critical to space exploration. For more information about NASA's education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education
 

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