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For Release: April 19, 2002

Kathy Barnstorff
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RELEASE NO. 02-029

NASA employees to bring children to work April 25

More than 250 teens and pre-teens are expected to spend the day at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Thursday, April 25, for the annual Take Our Daughters To Work Day®.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the event, which was developed by the Ms. Foundation for Women to help girls explore new opportunities in education and careers. The Foundation plans to expand its efforts and encourage workplaces to invite boys to participate in the future. NASA Langley has already seen the value of exposing both genders to the work done at the research facility. It started including boys in its "Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day" two years ago.

Students from nine to 15 will be able to take part in a number of workshops throughout the day, April 25. Some will be able to fly a simulator. Others will use 3D technology to see how satellites in space make a difference in everyday life. And others will crash test a model airplane. In all, there are 17 different workshops being offered to help the youngsters better understand aeronautics, space and atmospheric science.

NASA Langley targeted teens and pre-teens because that’s when most kids, particularly girls, lose interest in math and science according to research done by the American Association of University Women.

NASA Langley’s Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day is sponsored by the Federal Women’s Program Committee.


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