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Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office

Ross Bennett
Minneapolis Public Schools

November 9, 2007
RELEASE : 07-052
NASA Kicks Off Partnership with Minneapolis Students
CLEVELAND - On Thursday, Nov. 15, representatives from NASA will visit with students and teachers from Jefferson Community School, Minneapolis, Minn. NASA Glenn Research Center's Deputy Director Ramon "Ray" Lugo and Director of Engineering Olga Gonzalez-Sanabria will help kick off a new three-year educational partnership through the NASA Explorer Schools program. Jefferson Community School is one of 25 school teams selected nationwide to be part of the NASA Explorer School program this year.

  • What: NASA Explorer School kickoff program
  • When: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007
  • Who: NASA Glenn's Deputy Director Ray Lugo and
    Director of Engineering Olga Gonzalez-Sanabria
  • Where: Jefferson Community School, 1200 W. 26th Street, Minneapolis
A media opportunity will be held following the program. Media interested in attending the event or arranging interviews with Lugo or Gonzalez-Sanabria should contact Lori Rachul at 216-433-8806 or 216-509-1071 (cell phone).

The NASA Explorer School program is a three-year partnership, sponsored by NASA, to help educators and students join NASA's mission of discovery through educational activities and special learning opportunities tailored to promote science, engineering, mathematics and technology applications and career explorations.

During the partnership, students in the NASA Explorer School program participate in digital conferences with scientists and engineers at NASA. Educators also take part in NASA workshops where they develop hands-on activities to engage their students in exciting learning experiences in the science, mathematics and technology fields.

For more information about the NASA Explorer School program on the Internet, visit:

For more information on NASA Glenn, visit:

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