NASA Daily News Summary For Release: May 25, 2000 Media Advisory m00-104 SUMMARY NEWS RELEASES

ARCTIC OZONE MAY NOT RECOVER AS EARLY AS PREDICTED NASA SELECTS SHARP PLUS STUDENT APPRENTICES FOR 2000

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ARCTIC OZONE MAY NOT RECOVER AS EARLY AS PREDICTED The ozone layer that protects life on Earth may not be recovering from the damage it has suffered over the Arctic region as quickly as scientists previously thought, according to a paper published in the May 26 issue of the journal Science. Specifics of the research also will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington, DC, on May 31. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: David E. Steitz (Phone: 202/358-1730). Contact at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA: John Bluck (Phone: 650/604-5026). For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-085.txt

---------------------------NASA SELECTS SHARP PLUS STUDENT APPRENTICES FOR 2000 NASA and the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network have selected 200 high school students as participants in the 2000 NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP) PLUS. This year's recipients, selected from over 800 applicants, represent 146 high schools in 34 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. From June 12 to August 4, SHARP PLUS apprentices will reside on the campuses of 10 universities (20 per site) that have joined in partnership with NASA and QEM to implement the program. In addition to research, apprentices participate in a wide variety of enrichment activities organized by the host universities. These activities range from information sessions on math, science and engineering careers, to test-taking and computer skills workshops, to an overview of college admissions and financial aid procedures. The SHARP PLUS Program is a major strategy for increasing, strengthening, and diversifying the country's future pool of

mathematics, science, engineering and technology majors and professionals. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Sonja Alexander (Phone: 202/358-1761). Contact at Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, DC: Daniel Dowds (Phone: 202/659-1818). For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-084.txt

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