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NASA INSPIRES STUDENT AMBITIONS



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Headquarters, Washington               July 15, 2003
(Phone: 202/358-0836)

Demetrius Bereolos
Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, Okla.
(Phone: 918/595-7955)

RELEASE: 03-236

NASA INSPIRES STUDENT AMBITIONS

     NASA will engage Tulsa, Okla. area high school and 
aviation technology students in an interactive discussion 
with the International Space Station crew on July 17. 

The in-flight educational program, with the Space Station 
Expedition 7 crew, is part of the week long Science and 
Engineering Careers Academy (SECA) at Tulsa Community 
College. The discussion is from 2:10 to 2:30 p.m. EDT.

"NASA hopes the downlink with the International Space 
Station crew will enhance the science careers' showcase at 
Tulsa Community College, allowing students to envision how 
essential the study of science and engineering are to 
careers in aeronautics and space flight," said Debbie Brown 
Biggs, Team Lead for NASA's Teaching from Space Program. 
"Few have the opportunity to experience this prime example 
of career dedication to science, math and engineering," she 
said. 

The Tulsa Aviation Education Alliance (TAEA) sponsored SECA 
week will include sessions about science and engineering 
careers with scientists, engineers and researchers. The 
participants are students from Tulsa Public Schools and the 
Tulsa Technology Center. 

The event is expected to draw nearly 400 public viewers on 
site, including Oklahoma State University (OSU) Tulsa campus 
President Dr. Gary Trennepohl; OSU Dean of Engineering Karl 
Reid; Tulsa Technology Center Superintendent Dr. Gene 
Callahan; representatives from the offices of Tulsa Mayor 
Bill LaFortune; and Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.). Sen. 
Inhofe will call in a greeting to the Expedition 7 crew and 
other event participants.

The International Space Station program, provided via NASA 
downlink, is one in a series to educational organizations 
across the country and abroad, and an integral component of 
NASA's Teaching from Space Program. The Teaching from Space 
Program, managed from the Johnson Space Center, Houston, 
facilitates educational opportunities that use the unique 
environment of human space flight. The program builds 
partnerships with education communities to create unique 
learning opportunities through the use of NASA research and 
educational technology.

NASA TV will broadcast the downlink. NASA TV programming is 
available via satellite through AMC-9, Transponder 9C at 85 
degrees west longitude, vertical polarization, with a 
frequency of 3880.0 MHz, and audio of 6.80 MHz.

For information about NASA on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

For information about NASA's Teaching from Space Program, 
visit:

http://education.jsc.nasa.gov/Educators/tfsp.htm

For information about other NASA Education programs, visit:

http://education.nasa.gov

For information about TAEA visit:

http://www.tulsaaviationeducation.com/



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