NASA Joins White House, from Ground and Space, to Discuss State of STEM Education in America

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA will join the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) Wednesday, Jan. 21 for its third annual State of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SoSTEM) event. The event will air live on NASA Television, beginning at 1 p.m. EST, and also will be live-streamed online.

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Approximately 130 middle and high school students from schools in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington will join OSTP Director John Holdren and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden for a rare opportunity to connect with two members of the International Space Station crew at 1:30 p.m. for a live ground-to-space question and answer session.

NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry E. “Butch” Wilmore will take a brief break from their station research activities to answer questions and share with these students their perspectives on STEM education and professions.

Following this long-distance discussion, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan will sit down with members of OSTP leadership for a panel discussion on women and girls in STEM, followed by a question and answer session.

To view the event live-stream, go to:

http:/www.whitehouse.gov/live

For more information on NASA TV coverage, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

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