Press Release

NASA Participates in First White House Science Education Summit

By SpaceRef Editor
March 15, 2004
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NASA is participating tomorrow [Tuesday 16 March] in the first White House Science Summit.
More than 800 educators, researchers, scientists, and business leaders are
expected to attend.

NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe will speak at the Summit’s opening
ceremony at 8:35 a.m. EST. He will participate in a media availability
with Department of Education Secretary Rod Paige and Dr. John Marburger
of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy at 9:30 a.m.

The Summit, at the Washington Hilton Hotel, includes an Expo of
science, technology, and math exhibits from 29 federal agencies. The
Expo features innovative teaching, curricula, and panel discussions
with experts from government, academia and industry.

The Science Summit is part of a multi-agency effort to improve national
science education. It follows the work of last year’s Math Summit. Both
are part of the President’s Mathematics and Science Initiative,
developed and implemented by the Department of Education, NASA,
National Science Foundation and other federal agencies involved in
education and workforce development.

For information about the Summit on the Internet, visit

For information about NASA education programs on the Internet, visit:

For information about NASA on the Internet, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.