National Aeronautics and
Space Administration
Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273
Edwards, California 93523
Phone  661-276-3449
FAX      661-276-3566
For Release:
Frederick A. Johnsen
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Phone: (661) 276-2998
RELEASE No: 00-66A

Twenty-five educators representing the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Oahu and Maui are attending a NASA Educational Workshop. The workshop is taking place from July 31 through Aug. 11 at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.  The educator teams are comprised of teachers, school administrators, technology coordinators and curriculum specialists who are attending this workshop as part of a special initiative for systemic reform of math, science and technology education.
NASA Educational Workshops provide opportunities for educators to observe NASA Dryden’s aeronautical and earth science research and development through direct interaction with pilots, scientists, engineers and educational specialists. Activities, including tours of aircraft and project briefings, are incorporated into the workshop to help teachers adapt new content knowledge, experience and materials into their specific educational situations.
The educators are examining topics related to the four NASA Enterprises: Aerospace Technology, Space Science, Earth Science, and Human Exploration and Development of Space. The workshop centers on NASA Dryden’s mission of aerospace flight research and how it may be used as content for teaching mathematics, science, technology and geography.
The Hawaiian educators will also visit the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
They will travel to the Lockheed Martin facility, Palmdale, Calif., to view the X-33, a technology demonstrator for a single-stage-to-orbit reusable launch vehicle.
Videotapes and group photographs of the workshop are available. Please contact (661) 276-7960 for information.