Jeannette Owens
Media Relations Office

October 20, 2011
NASA Glenn Hosts Student Sustainablility Conference
CLEVELAND -- NASA's Glenn Research Center is inviting media to the Student Sustainability Conference on Friday, Oct. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local area students will come together to present their environmental sustainability project to Glenn researchers, local environmental professionals and fellow students.

The conference follows a sustainability workshop held with Cleveland area educators to promote topics in recycling, local foods, alternative energy and care for the environment.

Students from the Orchard STEM School and MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Shaw High School in East Cleveland and Maple Elementary School in Painesville, will give tabletop presentations on a variety of research projects.

Glenn professionals and representatives from the following organizations will also participate in the event: City of Cleveland Office of Sustainability, Cleveland Public Power, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, Cleveland Division of Water Pollution Control, North East Ohio Earth Day Coalition, Engineers Without Boundaries (Northeast Ohio), Growhio and Hooper Farm.

NASA Glenn biomedical engineer, Dr. Bilal Bomani, will deliver the keynote address. Bomani currently serves as the senior research scientist for NASA's biofuels research program focusing on the next generation of aviation fuel.

In addition to giving a presentation, students and teachers attending the event will also be able to tour a variety of facilities at Glenn.

Reporters interested in attending the event must contact Jeannette Owens at 216-433-2990, by 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to arrange for security clearance.

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