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David Weaver
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March 13, 2012
 
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NASA Administrator Bolden, President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Launch 'Stay With It' Campaign on Facebook
 
 
WASHINGTON -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will join leaders of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to launch the STAY WITH IT campaign with a Facebook Live discussion on Wednesday, March 14, at 3 p.m. EDT at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta.

STAY WITH IT is the first student outreach campaign connecting engineering students with experienced engineers, role models and peers to motivate them to stay in their field of study and graduate with an engineering degree.

Bolden will be joined by Paul Otellini, president and CEO of the Intel Corporation and member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness; Gary May, dean of engineering at Georgia Tech; Guy Primus, chief operating officer of Overbrook Entertainment; Sherita Ceasar, vice president NETO P&I National Video Deployment Engineering at Comcast; Serkan Piantino, Engineering manager at Facebook; and Maggie Johnson, director of education and university relations for Google.

Colleges and universities around the country will host viewing parties, including California State University at Sacramento, Cornell University, Duke University, New York Institute of Technology - Manhattan Campus, North Carolina State University, Santa Clara University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Florida, University of Hawaii, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland, University of Nevada, Reno and Virginia Tech.

This event is open to pre-credentialed news media. Reporters interested in covering the event should RVSP at:

http://go.nasa.gov/xNC6yw


Those unable to attend the event can watch the live stream at:

http://www.facebook.com/Engineering


For more information about the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, visit:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/advisory-boards/jobs-council

 

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