February 17, 2005 Sallie A. Keith Media Relations Office 216/433-5795 sallie.keith@nasa.

gov RELEASE: 05-005 NASA ENGINEERS SET OUT TO INSPIRE LOCAL STUDENTS Engineers are practical inventors who use science and technology to turn ideas into reality, making our lives easier, healthier, more productive and fun. In order to create a better understanding of what engineers do, more than 60 engineers from NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, will visit students in classrooms throughout Northeastern Ohio during Engineers Week, February 20-26. Students, grades K-12, will have the opportunity to hear from Glenn employees representing aerospace, chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, material, mechanical and research engineering. By sharing the unique ways they use mathematics and science in their jobs, the engineers hope to excite students and encourage them to consider a future career in engineering. Engineers visiting elementary schools will share hands-on activities such as allowing students an opportunity to build their own paper plane to see how added weight affects flight. Older students may get to see demonstrations of engine parts or wind tunnels. All of the students will get to see first hand the passion that Glenn engineers hold for their profession. This program of classroom visits is part of Engineers Week activities in the Cleveland area and is supported by Glenn's Educational Programs Office in conjunction with the Cleveland Area Engineers Week Committee. The National Society of Professional Engineers established National Engineers Week in 1951. Its purpose is to increase public awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession. In recognition of its growing international presence, the 2005 campaign is now referred to simply as "Engineers Week." To determine which schools are participating in this year's program, please refer to the following list. Media representatives interested

in covering these visits will need to make arrangements directly with the schools involved. SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN ENGINEERS WEEK Akron: Saint Sebastian School; St. Hilary Elementary School Avon: Avon East Elementary; Avon Heritage Middle School Beachwood: Beachwood High School Berea: Berea High School; Fairwood Elementary School; Riveredge Elementary Brecksville: Chippewa Elementary School Broadview Heights: Assumption School Brooklyn: Brooklyn High School; Brookridge Elementary School Brunswick: Brunswick High School; Kidder Elementary School Canton: Glenoak High School Chagrin Falls: St. Joan of Arc Cleveland: Artemus Ward Elementary School Case Elementary School Charles A. Mooney Middle School Clara Westropp Collinwood High School East Technical High School Garrett Morgan School Of Science Harry E. Davis Junior High School John F. Kennedy High School Luis Munoz Marin Middle School Max Hayes Vocational High School South High School Urban Community School Columbia Station: Columbia High School; Columbia Middle School Garfield Heights: Garfield Heights Middle School; Maple Leaf Intermediate Elementary School

Green: Green Intermediate School Huron: Huron McCormick Middle School Independence: Independence Middle School; Independence Primary School Lakewood: Saint Edward High School Lorain: Clearview High School Lorain Middle School Southview High School Whittier Middle School Mayfield Village: Mayfield High School Medina: St. Francis Xavier North Olmsted: Forest Elementary School North Ridgeville: Wilcox Elementary School North Royalton: Albion Elementary School Northfield: Lee Eaton Elementary; Nordonia Middle School Norwalk: Saint Paul High School Oberlin: Firelands High School; Lorain County Joint Vocational Olmsted Falls: Olmsted Falls High School Parma Heights: St. John Bosco Elementary School Rocky River: Goldwood Primary Shaker Heights: Hathaway Brown High School; Laurel School; Shaker Middle School Sheffield Lake: Forestlawn Elementary; Tennyson Elementary School Strongsville: Albion Middle School Allen Elementary School

Howard Chapman Elementary School Surrarrer Elementary School Whitney Elementary School Sullivan: Black River High School Twinsburg: Dodge Intermediate School Warrensville Heights: Warrensville Heights Middle School Westlake: Dover Elementary School; Parkside Middle School -end-

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