Press Release

Glenn Celebrates Partnership with Cleveland’s MC2STEM High School

By SpaceRef Editor
May 10, 2010
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CLEVELAND — NASA’s Glenn Research Center will celebrate a new center partnership with the MC2STEM High School at the Great Lakes Science Center on Wednesday, May 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

At MC2STEM, or Metropolitan Cleveland Consortium for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, students are exposed to authentic experiences in science and engineering through project-based learning that will prepare them for the 21st century global workforce.

Included in the celebration are presentations from Glenn dignitaries, Cleveland Metropolitan School District officials and students, classroom tours and a first look at scholars’ projects that focus on robots and rocketry, communication and sustainability.

“This is a celebration for NASA, the students and the community,” said JoAnn Charleston, chief of the Education Program Office at Glenn. “Glenn has taken on this partnering effort to share its expertise and work to support the NASA mission and to attract and retain students in STEM from diverse backgrounds.”

Glenn’s partnership with MC2STEM High School, which began December 2009, includes Glenn employees who serve as subject matter experts, tutors and keynote speakers at career luncheons and also provide job shadowing experiences. Educators are offered professional development to enrich their understanding of curriculum concepts.

Media interested in attending this event should contact Jeannette Owens at, or 216-433-2990 by 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 11.

For more information about MC2STEM – Grade 9 High School visit:

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SpaceRef staff editor.