For Release: April 19, 2002
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RELEASE NO. 02-029
EXCITING KIDS ABOUT SCIENCE/WORK
NASA employees to bring children to work April 25
More than 250 teens and pre-teens are expected to spend the day
at NASAs Langley Research Center, Thursday, April 25, for the
annual Take Our Daughters To Work Day®.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the event, which was
developed by the Ms. Foundation for Women to help girls explore new
opportunities in education and careers. The Foundation plans to
expand its efforts and encourage workplaces to invite boys to
participate in the future. NASA Langley has already seen the value
of exposing both genders to the work done at the research facility.
It started including boys in its "Take Our Daughters and Sons To
Work Day" two years ago.
Students from nine to 15 will be able to take part in a number
of workshops throughout the day, April 25. Some will be able to fly
a simulator. Others will use 3D technology to see how satellites in
space make a difference in everyday life. And others will crash
test a model airplane. In all, there are 17 different workshops
being offered to help the youngsters better understand aeronautics,
space and atmospheric science.
NASA Langley targeted teens and pre-teens because thats
when most kids, particularly girls, lose interest in math and
science according to research done by the American Association of
NASA Langleys Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day is
sponsored by the Federal Womens Program Committee.
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