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

February 13, 2006
 
RELEASE : 06-011
 
 
Students Learn Math and Science Can Be Fun and Interesting
 
 
Engineers and scientists from NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, will visit schools throughout Northeast Ohio during Engineers Week to show students that math and science can be challenging yet fun.

Between February 21 and 24, Glenn representatives will travel to 46 elementary, middle and high schools to share their enthusiasm for their careers and explain through demonstrations and simple explanations how engineering relates to everyday life.

The interaction with K-12 students provides an opportunity to expose younger students to the world of science and math and inspire the middle and high school students to pursue careers in the fields of engineering, science and technology.

The classroom visits program 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 Engineers Week in 1951 to increase public awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession.

The following cities and schools are participating in this year's program. Media representatives interested in covering these visits must make arrangements directly with the schools involved.

Schools Participating in Engineers Week

Avon: Avon Heritage Middle School

Beachwood: Hebrew Academy

Berea: Berea High School, Fairwood Elementary School

Brooklyn: Roadoan Elementary School, Brooklyn Middle School, Brookridge Elementary School

Brunswick: Brunswick High School

Cleveland:
Artemus Ward Elementary School
Buckeye Woodland Elementary
Case Elementary School
Charles A. Mooney Middle School
Clara Westropp
Collinwood High School
East High School
East Technical High School
John F. Kennedy High School
Max Hayes Vocational High School
Orchard School of Sciences Elementary School
Robinson G. Jones Elementary School
Scranton Elementary School
Urban Community School
William Cullen Bryant Elementary School

Columbia Station: Columbia Middle School

Green: Green Intermediate School

Lorain: Whittier Middle School, Homewood Elementary School

Mayfield: Mayfield High School

Medina: St. Francis Xavier

Norwalk: St. Paul High School

Oberlin: Lorain County Joint Vocational School, Firelands High School

Olmsted Falls: Olmsted Falls High School

Richmond Heights: Richmond Heights High School

Rocky River: Magnificat High School, Goldwood Primary School

Shaker Heights: Shaker Middle School, Hathaway Brown High School

Solon: Saint Rita School

Strongsville:
Allen Elementary School
Surrarrer Elementary School
Whitney Elementary School

Sullivan: Black River High School

Vermilion: Vermilion High School

Warrensville Heights: Warrensville Heights Middle School

For information about the Glenn Research Center on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/glenn


For more information about NASA on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home


 

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