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Local High School Students to 'Shadow' Marshall Center Engineers Feb. 23
Steve Roy
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Media Advisory: 06-028

What: Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., are opening the doors to future engineers for National Groundhog Job Shadow Day Thursday, Feb. 23. The event is part of a national effort to provide high school students a new perspective on their studies through hands-on learning and a one-day mentoring experience. More than 50 Huntsville-area students will spend the day participating in workplace activities at the Marshall Center, learning how NASA engineers work to further space exploration. News media are invited to visit the Marshall Center to talk to students and their volunteer host engineers about the experience.

This activity coincides with National Engineers Week, a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education and cultural organizations, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to quality of life.

Who: Marshall Center engineers and participating students will be available for media interviews as they take part in various workplace activities.

When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. -- 12 p.m. CST

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact Steve Roy at the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at (256) 544-0034. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard, and then proceed to Bldg. 4200. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.