Join the Space Science Project on Friday, February 16 for a live event in which children all over the United States will present the results of their work! Watch this space for more information. The event will be 6:30-8PM, Eastern Time. The event is part of the Association for Computing Machinery gala celebration and is made possible by substantial support from MCI, IBM, Bay Networks, and all the other sponsors of the Internet 1996 World Exposition.
The Space Science Project is co-sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, will feature a series of research questions related to space exploration that can be used within the science curriculum at many different levels.
Schools will be encouraged to have teams of students use Internet resources to develop answers to the questions. Collaboration with student teams from other schools participating in the project will be encouraged.
Many schools have been invited to participate in the project and presentations and presentations in-progress will be featured at an Electronic Education Event to be held during the ACM Conference in February 1996. At that time, an astronaut will be online to allow students to discuss their projects with him or her.
We are pleased to announce that astronaut Guion S. Bluford has agreed to participate in the ACM/AASL Education Event. Mr. Bluford is currently the Vice President/General Manager of the Engineering Services Division of NYMA, Inc. He worked with NASA from 1978 until July of 1993.