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Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-0836)
June 6, 2003
 
RELEASE : N03-057
 
 
NASA Launches Bronx Student Interest In Science
 
 
NASA is headlining Career Day at the Lola Rodriguez de Tio Academy of Future Technologies at Intermediate School 162 (600 St. Ann's Avenue) in The Bronx, N.Y. on Monday, June 9 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT.

NASA's Associate Administrator for Education, Dr. Adena Williams Loston, is visiting the comprehensive technology-themed model middle school, comprised primarily of students of color, to discuss various science and technology career options and to encourage more than 900 students to consider the agency as a future place of employment. Loston will also meet with science teachers to reinforce how educators can access NASA's teacher resources and classroom instructional tools to make learning science more fun for their students.

The Academy of Future Technologies is made up of four mini-academies: The Gifted and Talented Academy, the Multicultural Academy of Computers and Community Service, The Institute of Computer Publishing and Multimedia, and The School of Computer Technology. Granted the distinction since 1995 as an Annenberg Schools Network School of Excellence, the school has been recognized by the New York City Public School System for its astrophysics scholars program, robotics instruction and student achievements in mathematics.

For more information about Loston's schedule at the Academy, or to request an interview, contact Gretchen Cook-Anderson at: 202/358-0836.

For more information about the Academy of Future Technologies visit:

http://space.mit.edu/HETE/

http://www.nycenet.edu/SchoolsDistricts/Schools/Default.aspx?DBN=07X162

For information about NASA's Education programs on the Internet, visit:

http://education.nasa.gov

 

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