NASA and the Washington, DC, area Junior Officers
Training Corps (JROTC) are joining forces to expose local
high school students to the “boundless career opportunities
in science and engineering.”

On Friday April 27, NASA and the JROTC will conduct a series
of workshops designed to provide students with information on
careers in the government and private sector. The workshops
will focus on “Space Flight, Space and Earth Sciences,”
“Aeronautics, Safety and Mission Assurance” and “Biological
and Physical Research.”

“Students with disabilities, honor students and JROTC
students from the DC metropolitan area are the target of the
interactive program,” said Chris Rodriquez, Diversity Program
Manager at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. “The program
will show students how to pursue science and engineering
opportunities as they plan for their futures.”

The program was started in 1995 by NASA’s Office of Equal
Opportunity with the goal of promoting awareness among area
students of the wide variety of careers available in science
and engineering in both the private and government sectors.
Since its inception the program has expanded to include
career counseling and Scholastic Aptitude Test preparation.

Featured speakers for the event are Dr. Patricia Conn,
Executive Director for Curriculum and Secondary
Programs/JROTC, Washington, DC, Public Schools, and Pamela
Covington, Director for NASA Headquarters Equal Opportunity
and Diversity Management.

The career day will be held at the Holiday Inn at 550 C St.,
SW, Washington, DC, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT.