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March 12, 1999
High School Outreach Press Release

Kylie Moritz/Joseph Lomax
Johnson Space Center
(281/483-2408; 281/483-0793)

Ed Campion
Johnson Space Center
(281/483-5111)

Release: J99-7

Johnson Space Center Co-Ops Take Their Message to Local Students

More than 30 college students will return to high school next week, sharing their experiences working at the Johnson Space Center under the Cooperative Education (co-op) Program.

Beginning March 22, the co-ops will visit Clear Lake High School as part of their semi-annual High School Outreach Program. Approximately 15 teams, consisting of two to three co-ops, will visit 35 to 40 classes at the high school. The co-ops teams work closely with the teacher to develop presentations that complement ongoing activities of the class.

The presentations include an overview of the space program, an opportunity to see actual flight hardware, information about college and career opportunities and a question and answer period. Each presentation is tailored to the interest and age level of the students.

High School Outreach is an official NASA program run by the college co-op students currently working at JSC. It is designed to encourage high school students to enter careers within the space program by promoting education in math, science, engineering and other technical fields.

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High School Outreach began as a supplement to current JSC educational programs and has reached over 10,000 students at area high schools since its inception in 1991.

Cooperative Education Students alternate semesters, or quarters, between working full-time at JSC and attending classes at various universities across the nation. Their areas of study range from engineering, math and science to business and journalism.

Media wishing to cover the visits to Clear Lake High should contact Kylie Moritz no later than March 19.

 

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