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Ann Marie Trotta
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Paul F. Hassen
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Washington
202-478-6073
phassen@aplu.org



Feb. 24, 2012
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M12-033
 
 
NASA Co-Hosts Minority Males In STEM Symposium
 
 
WASHINGTON -- NASA's Office of Education will join the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in hosting a Minority Males in STEM Symposium on Feb. 28. The day-long program will focus on ways to increase participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups.

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) is the scheduled keynote speaker. Woodrow Whitlow, NASA's associate administrator for mission support, and Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education, will participate along with Carl Wieman, associate director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Byron Pitts, a correspondent with CBS News.

Members of the media interested in attending the symposium should contact Ann Marie Trotta at 202-358-1601 or ann.marie.trotta@nasa.gov by 3 p.m. EST Feb. 27. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in NASA's James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium located at 300 E Street S.W., in Washington. The morning portion of the event will also be streamed live on NASA's UStream channel.

Symposium participants will review data from efforts to adapt university-based programs for reducing under-representation and broadening local success at encouraging minority males' participation in STEM.

NASA's education programs emphasize engagement with under-served and under-represented population groups in order to create an inclusive and diverse workforce for the future.

To view streaming video from NASA, visit:


http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv


To learn more about NASA education, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education


To learn more about the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, visit:

http://www.aplu.org


To learn more about the American Association for the Advancement of Science, visit:

http://www.aaas.org



 

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