Latest Leland D. Melvin Stories

2011-04-19 14:40:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and producer and recording artist Pharrell Williams will host an education event on Saturday, April 23, at Williams Farms Park in Virginia Beach, Va. The event is designed to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin who is a former astronaut and...

2011-04-05 12:10:00

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has announced three winners in the Spaced Out Sports competition, which challenged U.S. students in fifth through eighth grades to create games for astronauts to play aboard the International Space Station. The challenge is part of a broader agency education effort to engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)...

2011-03-25 10:55:00

NASA Holds Education Forum to Inspire the Next Generation of Explorers In celebration of Women's History Month, more than 200 students from several New York City schools participated Tuesday, March 22, in a special event that included hearing from NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin. The students also got the opportunity to talk with astronaut Cady Coleman on the International Space Station. Coleman answered students' questions during...

2011-03-24 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourth-grade students in the College Station Independent School District (CSISD) in Texas have completed six weeks of a NASA health and fitness challenge known as "Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The United States, Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Colombia, Spain and United Kingdom hosted teams for the first Mission X challenge. NASA selected CSISD to...

2011-02-03 12:35:47

NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin will meet with first and third grade students at Ferebee-Hope Elementary School in Washington from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 8. This is one of the school's Black History Month events and will focus on the importance of reading. Melvin, a former space shuttle astronaut, will share his flight experiences, highlight contributions of African Americans to the space program and read the book "The Moon Over Star" aloud to the...

2011-01-26 09:33:00

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 26, 2011/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronaut and former NASA Langley Research Center engineer Leland Melvin will celebrate Black History Month at Hampton's Virginia Air & Space Center, Feb. 12, along with two other athletes, members of an historic air squadron and a robot. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Melvin, a Lynchburg native and University of Richmond graduate who started his career as a wide receiver in the National Football...

2010-10-14 09:51:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leland D. Melvin, NASA's newly appointed associate administrator for education, will be available to members of the media on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. EDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Melvin, a former astronaut, will be available for a media roundtable teleconference at 1 p.m. and for television live shots from 3 to 4 p.m. To...

2010-10-12 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday the selection of Leland D. Melvin as the agency's new associate administrator for education, effective immediately. He succeeds James L. Stofan, who had served in an acting capacity since the spring. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Since April 2010, Melvin has been assigned to the Office of...

2010-09-04 08:20:00

In a series of innovative collaborations this summer -- including a public service announcement with recording artist Mary J. Blige and a 'physics of football' segment at recent National Football League youth camps -- NASA is getting the word out that studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is a great way to open the door to a bright future.The latest effort in this series will debut Labor Day Weekend at events in Florida and California. Using cutting-edge, holographic...

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