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For Release: February 19, 2003

Sally V. Harrington
Media Relations Office
216/433-2037
Sally.V.Harrington@nasa.gov


Local Schools Visited During National Engineers Week

What do engineers do? This week many engineers will share their experiences and enthusiasm for the profession with students at 79 local elementary, middle and high schools.

During National Engineers Week, February 16-22, more than 60 engineers and scientists from NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland will seek to open the minds of the younger students to the wonders of science and math and inspire the middle and high school students to pursue careers in the fields of engineering and science.

This program of classroom visits is part of the National Engineers Week activities in the Cleveland area and is supported by Glenn's Office of Educational Programs in conjunction with the Cleveland Area National Engineers Week Committee.

The National Society of Professional Engineers established National Engineers Week in 1951. Its purpose is to increase public awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession. Engineers are practical inventors who use science and technology to turn ideas into reality, making our lives easier, healthier, more production and fun.

Each year National Engineers Week takes place at the time of George Washington's birthday. His agricultural, military and land-surveying skills led to his acquiring the title of our nation's first engineer. He directed a growing society toward technical advancements, invention and education. An order issued by George Washington in June 1778 called for engineers and engineering education and is considered to be the origin of the U.S. Army Engineer School.

Note to Editors: To determine which schools are participating in this year's program, please refer to the attached list. Media representative interested in covering these visits will need to make arrangements directly with the schools involved.

SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK

Akron
Ellet High School
Our Lady Of The Elms High School

Beachwood
Beachwood High School

Berea
Berea High School
Riveredge Elementary School
Fairwood Elementary School

Brecksville
Chippewa Elementary School

Broadview Hts
. Assumption School

Brooklyn
Brookridge Elementary School

Brunswick
Brunswick High School
Crestview Elementary School
Huntington Elementary School
Kidder Elementary School

Cleveland
Artemus Ward Elementary School
Audubon Middle School
Charles A Mooney Middle School
Clara Westropp Elementary School
Clark Elementary School
Collinwood High School
Denison Elementary School
East Technical High School
Garrett Morgan Middle School Of Science
Gracemount Elementary School
Harry E. Davis Junior High School
James Ford Rhodes High School
Jane Addams Business Career Center
John F. Kennedy High School
Luis Munoz Marin Middle School
Martin L. King Middle School
Martin Luther King High School
Max S. Hayes Vocational High School
Orchard School Of Science Elementary School
Saint Francis School (K-8)
South High School
Urban Community School (K-8)
Watterson-Lake Elementary School
Wilbur Wright Middle School
William Cullen Bryant Elementary School

Cleveland Hts.
Oxford Elementary School

Columbia Station
Columbia Middle School

Cuyahoga Falls
Cuyahoga Falls High School

Cuyahoga Hts.
Cuyahoga Heights Middle School

Garfield Heights
Elmwood Elementary School
Garfield Heights Middle School

Huron
Mccormick Middle School

Independence
Independence Primary School

Kingsford
Kingsford High School

Lodi
Cloverleaf High School

Lorain
Hawthorne Elementary School
Whittier Middle School

Lyndhurst
Memorial Junior High School

Mayfield Village
Mayfield High School

Medina
Highland High School

North Olmsted
Maple Elementary School

North Ridgeville
Lake Ridge Academy (K-12)
Wilcox Elementary School

Norwalk
Saint Paul High School

Oberlin
Lorain County Joint Vocational School

Olmsted Falls
Olmsted Falls High School

Parma
Bethel Christian Academy (K-6)
Holy Name High School
Thoreau Park Elementary School

Parma Heights
Greenbriar Middle School

Parma Hts
St. John Bosco (K-8)

Perry
Perry High School

Rocky River
Goldwood Primary School

Sharon Center
Sharon Elementary School

South Euclid
Memorial Junior High School

Strongsville
Albion Middle School
Allen Elementary School
Chapman Elementary School
Surrarrer Elementary School
Whitney Elementary School

Sullivan
Black River High School

Uniontown
Green Intermediate School

Westlake
Dover Elementary School

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