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March 14, 2002
Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(281) 483-5111

Release: J02-29 -- JSC Sponsors Engineering Career Expo for Area High School Students

Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Education and Student Programs Office is hosting the first annual Engineering Career Expo from 6-9 p.m. April 3, 2002, at Space Center Houston.

The event will provide a forum where 8th- through 12th-grade students can learn more about careers in engineering — what they should be studying in high school, what it takes to get into college, which colleges offer degrees in engineering, what kinds of work-study programs are available and what employers are looking for after they graduate – and more.

NASA engineers and cooperative education students, along with representatives from private industry and universities with colleges of engineering, will provide literature, exhibits and demonstrations, and be available to answer students’ questions.

The event is co-sponsored by JSC, Space Center Houston and Aerospace Academy for Engineering and Teacher Education.

Confirmed participants include the University of Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Prairie View A&M, Lamar, Baylor, the Texas Aerospace Academy, Wyle Labs, GHG Corporation, Honeywell, and Titan Systems Corporations.

Parents, students, teachers and guidance counselors are invited to attend. No advance registration is required.

For more information and directions to Space Center Houston, visit:

http://education.jsc.nasa.gov/

 

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