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Official NASA Communication 93-116

Official NASA Communication 93-116

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Terri SindelarHeadquarters, Washington, D.C.June 18, 1993(Phone: 202/358-1977)RELEASE: 93-116MINORITY STUDENTS APPRENTICE ON SPACE RESEARCHNASA today announced the selection of 100 minority highschool students to participate in a new NASA education programcalled SHARP PLUS Research Apprenticeship Program.SHARP PLUS is a collaborative effort between NASA,Historically Black Colleges and Universities and aerospace andother industries to increase the opportunities and experiencesfor minority students interested in careers in mathematics,science and engineering by offering research apprenticeships.The ultimate goal of SHARP PLUS is to help increase thenumber of minorities in the science and engineering professionsby providing students hands-on opportunities to enhance theircollege education and career choices.Beginning June 21, students will participate in an 8-week,research-based, mentor program being held at five predominantlyminority universities located near NASA field centers.The students were selected from over 600 applicants based ontheir aptitude and interest in science and engineering. Duringthe 8-week program, students will live on campus and spend about80 percent of their experience working with researchers oncutting-edge research projects performed at nearby industrialsites or in the universities' research laboratories. Studentswill earn a salary for their time spent as apprentices.The following universities will host 20 SHARP PLUSapprentices this summer:Alabama A&M University, NormalFlorida A&M University, TallahasseeHampton University, Hampton, Va.

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