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Sally Harrington
Media Relations Office

December 12, 2007
NASA Kicks Off Partnership with Detroit Students
CLEVELAND - On Monday, December 17, representatives from NASA will visit with students and teachers at A. L. Holmes Academy in Detroit to help kick off a new three-year educational partnership through the NASA Explorer Schools program. A. L. Holmes Academy is one of 25 school teams selected nationwide to be part of the NASA Explorer School project this year.

  • What: NASA Explorer School Kickoff Project
  • When: Monday, December 17 at 9:30-10:30 a.m. for grades 4-5 and at 1:30-2:30 for grades 6-8
  • Who: Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr., Director, NASA Glenn Research Center
    John M. Hairston Jr., Director of External Programs at Glenn
    Lance Foster, Aerospace Engineer at Glenn
  • Where: A. L. Holmes Academy, 8950 Crane Street, Detroit, Michigan
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 project participate in digital conferences with scientists and engineers at NASA. Educators also take part in workshops where they develop hands-on and inquiry activities to engage their students in exciting learning experiences in the science, mathematics, engineering 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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