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Rockets on the Hill

Category: Education and Outreach

Event Format: Briefing

Date: Friday, May 10, 2013

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325, Washington, DC 20510, US

"Rockets on the Hill" event will bring together nation's some of the nation's most talented student engineers with policymakers

On Friday, May 10 at 9:30a.m., the top 100 national finalists in the Team America Rocketry Challenge will join together with leaders from the defense, aerospace and education community to model their latest designs and discuss the future of aerospace with key policymakers.

The reception, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association, in conjunction with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), will also feature guest remarks from Camsie McAdams, senior STEM advisor for the U.S. Department of Education, and Dr. John Langford, CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences. Among the national finalists are several all-girls, urban and rural teams who are eager to disprove the stereotypes around women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and math.

WHAT: "Rockets on the Hill" Breakfast reception

WHO: Top 100 teams competing in the Team America Rocketry Challenge and leaders from defense, aerospace and education community

WHEN: Friday, May 10, 2013 9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.

WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325

"Rockets on the Hill" is the kick-off to a weekend of events hosted by the Team America Rocketry Challenge. Students will also compete for the national title and more than $60,000 in scholarships and prizes, as well as the chance to compete in the NASA Student Launch Initiative and Paris international fly-off. The National Flyoff will take place Saturday, May 11 from 8a.m. to 4p.m. at Great Meadow in the Plains, Va.

This is a widely attended event. Media should RSVP to Francesca Ernst, Francesca.Ernst@widmeyer.com or 202-884-7312.

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