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RELEASE NO. 00-080

For Release:  October 13, 2000

Wanted: Future engineers, scientists
NASA Langley Explorer Posts now registering

NASA Classifieds - Education, part-time:
National research laboratory and federally chartered youth organization seek young men and women with career interests in aeronautics, astronomy and computer science. Must want to explore career choice in high tech environment.
No experience necessary.

     The Explorer Program, co-sponsored by the Colonial Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America, and NASA Langley Research Center, provides an opportunity for male and female students to develop their interest and abilities in science, mathematics and technology. Explorers will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on research activities and interact with engineers, scientists, and technicians.

     The program is available to high school young men and women who are at least 16 years of age upon registration and are U.S. citizens. No previous affiliation with scouting is required. A $25.00 fee will be collected during registration; checks can be made payable to the Colonial Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

     Registration for the Explorer Program at Langley Research Center will be held in the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, 14 Langley Blvd., (Building 1222), Hampton, Va., Tues., Nov. 14, 2000, at 7 p.m.

     Future Explorers who are interested in this program or need more information can contact Patricia A. Link, Office of Education at (804) 864-8102 or by e-mail

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