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Kimberly W. Land
(757) 864-9885

RELEASE: 00-021

For Release: May 4, 2000

Virginia Beach students place in NASA competition

     Students at Cape Henry Collegiate School in Virginia Beach, Va. took first, second, and third places in the NASA Student Involvement Program (NSIP), a NASA-sponsored national academic competition.

     Third- and fourth-graders developed a report on their environment, while students in grades five through eight developed a media news report on aeronautics and space. The students and their winning projects in the categories "Earth Systems in My Neighborhood" and "Aeronautics and Space Science Journalism" were among 3,600 other students nationwide competing in NSIP.

     NSIP is a national program that links students directly with NASA's diverse and exciting missions of research, exploration, and discovery. These competitions and learning activities give students the opportunity to design space missions, investigate Earth from space, explore Earth systems in their neighborhoods, and learn about the latest developments in aeronautics, and Earth and space exploration.

     The competition was conducted for NASA by Technical Education Research Centers (TERC) of Cambridge Mass., in partnership with the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Arlington, Va., and WT Chen & Co., Waltham, Mass.

For more information about the NASA Student Involvement Program and a complete list of the winners and their projects check out

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