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Sally Harrington
Media Relations Office

November 26, 2007
NASA Kicks off Partnership With Wisconsin Students
CLEVELAND - On Wednesday, Nov. 28, representatives from NASA will visit with students and teachers at Solon Springs Schools in Solon Springs, Wis. to help kick off a new three-year educational partnership through the NASA Explorer Schools program. Solon Springs Schools 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: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007
  • Who: Ramon "Ray" Lugo, Deputy Director, Glenn Research Center
    Jo Ann Charleston, Chief, Educational Programs Office at Glenn
    Astronaut John L. Phillips will answer questions from the students via phone from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
  • Where: Solon Springs Schools, 11390 S. 5th, Solon Springs, Wis.
Media interested in attending the event or arranging for interviews should contact Sally Harrington at 216-433-2037 or 216-287-2316 (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:

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