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Today NASA Celebrates “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” (Video)

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Some of NASA’s best and brightest female scientists and technical experts will celebrate “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” by connecting with thousands of students throughout the U.S. and elsewhere on Thursday, February 23.

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will provide classrooms with live access to women leaders from around the agency  today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The day-long event will be presented in 30-minute time slots. The agency scientists will be connecting with students throughout the country via NASA’s Digital Learning Network (DLN).

Participants from Kennedy include:

  • Nancy Bray, director of Kennedy’s Spaceport Integration and Services Directorate
  • Charlie Blackwell, Thompson, director of Exploration Mission-1 launch
  • Jessica Parsons, engineer at Ground Systems Development and Operations integration, who will also be presenting in Spanish

NASA “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” is one of many events highlighting National Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25, and coincides with the worldwide celebration on Thursday of “Girl Day.”

NASA is doing a number of activities in conjuncture with National Engineer Week. This includes NASA Stennis Space Center hosting a virtual National Engineers Week STEM Fair and Speakers Bureau from Feb. 20 – 23.

To view the “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” event visit:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-dlinfo

For more information on NASA Education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education

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