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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NASA Hosts Second Annual Education Stakeholders' Summit

Ann Marie Trotta
Headquarters, Washington                                   

WASHINGTON -- NASA's Office of Education will host the second Education Stakeholders' Summit Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Chantilly, Va. The summit's theme is "An Innovative Solution for the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow."

A major conference focus will be the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI). The program's goal is to build a robust NASA infrastructure for attracting students and facilitating their entry into the NASA workforce through a variety of internships, fellowships and scholarships.

This year's keynote speaker will be John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, who will deliver remarks on "Why It's Cool to Work for the Federal Government" during the opening plenary session on Tuesday, Nov. 29. His address will be followed by a series of presentations, including "Why It's Cool to Work in NASA Education" by Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education.

Media representatives interested in attending opening day activities should contact Ann Marie Trotta at by 3 p.m. EST on Nov. 28. The Marriott Westfields Conference Center is located at 14750 Conference Center Drive in Chantilly, Va.

To learn more about OSSI, visit

To learn more about NASA's education programs, visit

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