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February 2, 2009 - Oklahoma NASA Astronaut to Encourage Students to Pursue Science Careers

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What: Press conference with Oklahoma NASA astronaut Dr. Shannon Lucid to highlight the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research’s (EPSCoR) efforts to encourage more students to participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics career fields.

When: 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3

Where: Science Museum Oklahoma, Destination Space Exhibit

Who: Dr. Shannon Lucid, NASA astronaut. For more information on Lucid, visit: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/lucid.html

Why: The annual Women in Science Conference began in 1997 and is sponsored by Oklahoma EPSCoR, in collaboration with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation. The goal of the conference is to help achieve EPSCoR’s central goal to increase the state’s research competitiveness through strategic support of research instruments and facilities, research collaborations, and integrated education and research programs.