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Sallie A. Keith
NASA Glenn Research Center
216-433-5795
sallie.keith@nasa.gov

Scott Pasley, Principal
Greenville Elementary School
618-664-3117
September 25, 2006
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : 06-054
 
 
NASA Kicks Off Partnership with Greenville Students
 
 
NASA Glenn Research Center Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. and Bryan K. Smith, chief of Glenn's Orion Project Office, will visit Greenville Elementary School (GES), Greenville, Ill. this week to help kick off the school's new three-year partnership with NASA. Greenville Elementary is one of 25 schools selected nationwide to be part of the NASA Explorer School program this year.

  • What: Student Assembly

  • When: 9 a.m. CST, Friday, Sept. 29

  • Who: Woodrow Whitlow Jr., director of NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland
    and Bryan K. Smith, chief of Glenn's Orion Project Office

  • Where: 800 N. Dewey, Greenville, Ill.

Whitlow and Smith will share the Vision for Space Exploration with students and discuss how they can join the ranks of the next generation of explorers by pursuing studies in mathematics and science.

A media opportunity will be held following the program. Media interested in arranging interviews with Whitlow or Smith should contact Sallie Keith at 216-433-5795 or 216-308-0801.

The NASA Explorer School program is a three-year partnership, sponsored by NASA, to help educators and students join NASA's mission of discovery through educational activities and special learning opportunities tailored to promote science, mathematics and technology applications and career explorations.

During the partnership, students in the NASA Explorer School program participate in digital conferences with scientists and engineers at NASA. Educators also take part in NASA workshops where they develop hands-on activities to engage their students in exciting learning experiences in the science, mathematics and technology fields.

Greenville Elementary School is one of three elementary programs in Bond County Community Unit District #2. GES is located in southwest Illinois approximately 60 miles east of St. Louis. It serves 600 students from early childhood through fifth grade.

For more information about the NASA Explorer School program on the Internet, visit:

http://explorerschools.nasa.gov


For more information about NASA and the Vision for Space Exploration on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov


 

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