For Release: Feb. 24, 1998
RELEASE NO. 98-010
Showing Kids That Science Is Fun
NASA LANGLEY RESEARCHERS HEAD TO THE CLASSROOM
As part of National Engineers Week, NASA Langley is sending more
than 100 researchers into local schools to show kids that science
and math are fun. The researchers will use hands-on demonstrations
to explain the real-world applications of mathematics, science and
Engineers Week program and related activities is the
largest annual community outreach effort sponsored by NASA Langley.
In 1997, over 140 employees participated, making presentations to
more than 10,500 local elementary school students. This year,
employees are targeting local middle school students in grades
National Engineers Week, an annual event, is recognized Feb.
22-28, but NASA Langley researchers will visit schools through
March. Some of the local schools that will be visited include
Sedgefield Elementary (Feb. 26 and 27) and Huntington Middle School
(March 2) in Newport News, and York Middle School in York County
(Feb. 27 and March 3). For a detailed listing of participating
schools, please call Gresha Brown (757) 864-5288.
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