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2013-10-03 23:29:34

NASA Associate Administrator for Education and former two-time shuttle Astronaut Leland Melvin sat down with EICtv Junior Reporters for the internet television launch event. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) and TVWorldwide teamed with NASA Associate Administrator for Education and former Astronaut Leland Melvin for a unique launch of the Science, Engineering and Technology Channel on EICtv (EICnetwork.tv). During the one-hour event,...

2012-06-21 13:57:28

NASA and Vanderbilt University's Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, Tenn., are hosting a Summer of Innovation event for rising fifth and sixth graders in the Nashville area on Thursday afternoon. NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin will address students and join them in hands-on, Mars-related activities. Melvin also will give a presentation to a larger audience during a special astronomy-themed concert performance in the evening. Summer of Innovation events are part of the...

2012-02-24 04:29:48

Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education and a former space shuttle astronaut, will present a space shuttle tile to Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Parkview and speak to students on Monday, Feb. 27. Representatives of the media wanting to attend the event should contact Ann Marie Trotta at 202-358-1601 or ann.marie.trotta@nasa.gov by 9 a.m. Feb. 27. The school is located at 3650 Warder Street NW in Washington. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. and is expected to last 90...

2012-02-15 04:08:32

More than 70 teachers had an opportunity to experience what it feels like to float in space as they participated in the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston last week. The teachers flew aboard an aircraft that flies parabolic flight paths, which create brief periods of weightlessness. It is a key component of NASA's astronaut training protocol. The teachers were selected for the flights through NASA's Teaching from Space and Explorer School...

2011-11-17 04:21:56

NASA's Office of Education is collaborating with a variety of organizations this week to engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and increase academic excellence. Leland Melvin, the agency's associate administrator for education, is the keynote speaker today at the inaugural STEM Summit in St. Louis. The summit is sponsored in part by LEGO Education. NASA and the maker of the iconic building bricks have partnered on a number of events in recent...

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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...

2011-01-26 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...

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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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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