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Media Alert: State Superintendent To Visit Gifted And Talented Students At Space Science Center

One of Nine Maryland Summer Center Programs

For Immediate Release                                                      Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (August 3, 2015)

Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery will visit some of the State’s youngest scientists and explorers this Wednesday at the Center for Space Science at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Middle school students in grades 6-7 are working alongside NASA scientists and engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, learning about the current applications of space technology.  The program is one of nine Maryland Summer Center Programs held this year. 

The Summer Centers continue a 48-year commitment at the State level to provide summer educational opportunities for Maryland’s gifted and talented students. The program, coordinated through the Maryland State Department of Education, in partnership with public and nonpublic agencies, provides Maryland’s diverse gifted and talented student population with advanced, rigorous, experiential learning opportunities that nurture these students’ talents and abilities within unique learning environments.

This Center is graciously hosted and supported by the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and its staff. It is under the direction of Lindsey Jones, a Baltimore County science teacher, and Linda Butler from the JHU-APL.

WHO:      State Superintendent Lillian Lowery
                NASA Scientists and Engineers
                Maryland Middle School Students

WHAT:    Maryland Gifted and Talented Summer Center for Space Science

WHEN:    1 p.m.
                August 05, 2015

WHERE:  The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
                11100 Johns Hopkins Road
                Building 200-E181
                Laurel, MD  20723-6099