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Sallie A. Keith
Media Relations Office
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sallie.keith@nasa.gov

February 17, 2005
 
RELEASE : 05-005
 
 
NASA Engineers Set Out to Inspire Local Students
 
 
Engineers are practical inventors who use science and technology to turn ideas into reality, making our lives easier, healthier, more productive and fun. In order to create a better understanding of what engineers do, more than 60 engineers from NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, will visit students in classrooms throughout Northeastern Ohio during Engineers Week, February 20-26.

Students, grades K-12, will have the opportunity to hear from Glenn employees representing aerospace, chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, material, mechanical and research engineering. By sharing the unique ways they use mathematics and science in their jobs, the engineers hope to excite students and encourage them to consider a future career in engineering.

Engineers visiting elementary schools will share hands-on activities such as allowing students an opportunity to build their own paper plane to see how added weight affects flight. Older students may get to see demonstrations of engine parts or wind tunnels. All of the students will get to see first hand the passion that Glenn engineers hold for their profession.

This program of classroom visits is part of Engineers Week activities in the Cleveland area and is supported by Glenn's Educational Programs Office in conjunction with the Cleveland Area 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. In recognition of its growing international presence, the 2005 campaign is now referred to simply as "Engineers Week."

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

SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN ENGINEERS WEEK

Akron: Saint Sebastian School; St. Hilary Elementary School

Avon: Avon East Elementary; Avon Heritage Middle School

Beachwood: Beachwood High School

Berea: Berea High School; Fairwood Elementary School; Riveredge Elementary

Brecksville: Chippewa Elementary School

Broadview Heights: Assumption School

Brooklyn: Brooklyn High School; Brookridge Elementary School

Brunswick: Brunswick High School; Kidder Elementary School

Canton: Glenoak High School

Chagrin Falls: St. Joan of Arc

Cleveland:
Artemus Ward Elementary School
Case Elementary School
Charles A. Mooney Middle School
Clara Westropp
Collinwood High School
East Technical High School
Garrett Morgan School Of Science
Harry E. Davis Junior High School
John F. Kennedy High School
Luis Munoz Marin Middle School
Max Hayes Vocational High School
South High School
Urban Community School

Columbia Station: Columbia High School; Columbia Middle School

Garfield Heights: Garfield Heights Middle School; Maple Leaf Intermediate Elementary School

Green: Green Intermediate School

Huron: Huron McCormick Middle School

Independence: Independence Middle School; Independence Primary School

Lakewood: Saint Edward High School

Lorain:
Clearview High School
Lorain Middle School
Southview High School
Whittier Middle School

Mayfield Village: Mayfield High School

Medina: St. Francis Xavier

North Olmsted: Forest Elementary School

North Ridgeville: Wilcox Elementary School

North Royalton: Albion Elementary School

Northfield: Lee Eaton Elementary; Nordonia Middle School

Norwalk: Saint Paul High School

Oberlin: Firelands High School; Lorain County Joint Vocational

Olmsted Falls: Olmsted Falls High School

Parma Heights: St. John Bosco Elementary School

Rocky River: Goldwood Primary

Shaker Heights: Hathaway Brown High School; Laurel School; Shaker Middle School

Sheffield Lake: Forestlawn Elementary; Tennyson Elementary School

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

Sullivan: Black River High School

Twinsburg: Dodge Intermediate School

Warrensville Heights: Warrensville Heights Middle School

Westlake: Dover Elementary School; Parkside Middle School

 

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