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For Release: May 12, 2004

Sallie A. Keith
Media Relations Office


Discover research priorities, gain access to technology and identify contracting opportunities on Friday, June 11 when NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, presents a Technology Showcase.

"Every member of the Glenn Research Center family is proud of the work that is done here and we look forward to this opportunity to share our abilities with business, academia and the general public," said Center Director Julian M. Earls. "I am confident that everyone who attends the showcase will leave with not only a better appreciation for what we do at NASA Glenn; but with real, practical information they can use to make their organizations stronger and their research more efficient."

Participants will hear NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe outline the future vision and mission for the agency. They will also discover Glenn's future plans in space, aeronautics, research and technology development.

In addition to the future direction of the NASA Glenn Research Center attendees will have a chance to learn about new directions for the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. They will also get an update on Ohio's Third Frontier Program and information on partnering with Ohio's Federal research labs.

The showcase agenda allows each attendee to tailor a program that meets their organization's business and research needs. Participants will be able to:

  • Review new technologies being developed, and find out how to incorporate them into their business or research.

  • Discover the technology needs anticipated to support the Vision of Space Exploration and how Glenn's expertise can assist in future competitions - before this summer's solicitation.

  • Attend specific breakout sessions on select business and research topics targeted to both small and large businesses, as well as service providers and aerospace contractors.

  • Take advantage of over 300 opportunities to interact one-on-one with NASA researchers and managers and learn about the diverse work being done at Glenn ranging from biomedical engineering, and engineering design and analysis to microelectromechanical materials and oil free turbomachinery.

  • Tour Glenn's research facilities and learn about opportunities to collaborate.

  • Network with companies who have successfully collaborated with Glenn and learn from their experiences.

  • Discover subcontracting opportunities from engineering to institutional services with Glenn contractors.

  • Take home a list of planned procurements for the year.

  • Meet with representatives of the Small Business Administration, the General Services Administration and the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and learn how to improve access to Government contracts.

  • Learn more about the Small Business Innovation Research program - before the July 7 solicitation.

Attendees are required to register for the showcase and must present a government-issued photo identification upon arrival at the Center. A registration fee of $70 per person is due by June 9. The registration form, which includes a sign-up opportunity for breakout sessions and one-on-one discussions, is available on the internet at:

Media representatives interested in attending the Technology Showcase should pre-register by contacting Sallie Keith at 216-433-5795.

The Technology Showcase is part of Glenn's "Journey to Tomorrow", a three-day event designed to open the doors of the Center to members of the community. A Public Open House will continue the journey on June 12 and 13. For more information about Journey to Tomorrow call 216-433-3300 or visit:

For more information about NASA's Glenn Research Center on the internet, visit:

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