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NASA to Encourage Hispanic Students to Reach New Frontiers at Youth Conference In Huntsville Sept. 15
Betty Humphery
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Media advisory: M06-105

What: Hispanic high school students from across North Alabama have been invited to attend "Reaching New Frontiers" – NASA's Fifth Annual Hispanic Youth Conference in Huntsville, Ala., Friday, Sept. 15. Students will have the opportunity to meet NASA scientists and engineers, as well as Hispanic leaders in academia and industry. The conference will feature technology demonstrations and workshops to show students how to apply science and math to future careers.

The conference is part of Project Mi Futuro, an educational effort started in 2002 with funding support by NASA, to help Hispanic children improve their quality of life. The project works to prepare the next generation for a successful and productive future by motivating children to stay in school, graduate and go on to college.

Who: Approximately 100 Hispanic high school students from across North Alabama have been invited to attend. Speakers include Elisa Gonzales-Rubio of Birmingham, Ala., a marketing consultant for Coca-Cola National and representatives from Oakwood College in Huntsville and Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Friday, Sept. 15
11 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. -- Conference, Select Hotel by Holiday Inn, 401 Williams Ave., Huntsville
5:30-11 p.m. – Banquet, speakers and music, Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St., Huntsville

To Attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact Betty Humphery in the Marshall Space Flight Center's Office of Public and Employee Communications no later than 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14.