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Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1761)

May 12, 2003
RELEASE : 03-166
NASA Excited About Opportunities For Disabled Students
NASA will join Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) at their annual meeting in Redmond, Wash., May 13-15. COSD is actively helping NASA find qualified students with disabilities who are pursuing mathematics, science, engineering, and technical degrees for employment with the agency.

"We applaud COSD for bringing together Disabled Student Services and Career Placement Services to provide employers with ease in finding qualified students with disabilities," said NASA's Dr. Dorothy Hayden-Watkins, assistant administrator for equal opportunity programs. "This work is essential to recruitment efforts to achieve NASA's diversity strategic goals."

NASA also supports COSD as it provides outreach and assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Universities to encourage the recruitment, development, and academic growth opportunities of, and in providing reasonable accommodations to, minority students with disabilities.

For information about NASA and Equal Opportunity Programs on the Internet, visit:


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