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NASA's Hosting a Webcast to Help Students Find Their Future in STEM

by Liz Dwyer

November 21, 2012

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity caught the nation's attention this year and got a new generation of students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. Now on Tuesday, November 20th, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the home of Curiosity, will be the site of a webcast designed to help students connect their passions to STEM careers.

The 35-minute interactive webcast, which is co-hosted by Change the Equation, a national coalition of STEM-focused companies, will showcase STEM careers, turn a spotlight on a variety of STEM professionals, and help students explore the STEM challenges they face. Actress and singer Keke Palmer will serve as the webcast's "Mission Control Host" and Dr. Linda P. Rosen, the CEO of Change the Equation, and Bobak Ferdowsi, the flight director, of the Mars Rover Curiosity will also provide updates. Students from the Engineering and Environmental Science Academy at John Muir High School in Pasadena, California will also talk about what they're learning.

Want to set those student STEM imaginations on fire? We'll be broadcasting the webcast right here on GOOD at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET.

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NASA's Hosting a Webcast to Help Students Find Their Future in STEM