NASA News: NASA Chief Technologist, Space Tech Head to Visit Huntsville's CFD Research Corporation

WASHINGTON -- NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck and Space Technology
Program Director Michael Gazarik will visit CFD Research Corporation
(CFDRC) of Huntsville, Ala., at 1 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 8.

Media representatives are invited to join Peck, Gazarik and CFDRC's
CEO Sangeeta Singhal during the one-hour tour of the company.
Officials will be available to speak with reporters during the event
at CFDRC corporate headquarters, located at 215 Wynn Drive in
Huntsville. There also will be a photo opportunity with officials
during the tour.

CFDRC develops cutting edge technologies and provides innovative
solutions for aerospace and defense, biomedical and life sciences,
energy, materials and other industries. The company has received
numerous NASA Small Business Innovation Research awards to develop
software solutions that both enable NASA missions and have potential
for commercial applications.

To attend the event, media representatives must arrive at CFDRC by
12:45 p.m. Thursday for clearance into the building. For more
information about CFDRC, visit:


For a biography of NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck and Space
Technology Program Director Michael Gazarik and information about
their offices, visit:



NASA To Release New Women@Nasa Videos In Celebration Of Women's History Month

WASHINGTON -- NASA will release new Women@NASA video interviews at the
Women, Aerospace and Innovation event on March 8. The event will take
place at the George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium
and Marvin Center in Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

The Women@NASA website showcases women from diverse backgrounds, with
careers at NASA, telling their stories in their own words. Featured
women include astronauts, engineers, scientists and administrators.
They discuss their accomplishments and offer encouragement to women
and girls considering technical careers to become the trailblazers of
tomorrow. The website also provides information about NASA
internships and career opportunities.

The event also will spotlight information from the Girl Scouts
Research Institute on how to inspire young women to enter science,
technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The National Academy
of Engineering will present its Engineer Girl website, which answers
questions girls may have about engineering jobs and hosts an annual
essay contest on ways engineering impacts the world.

Additionally, Women@NASA will announce new ways its audience can
connect online, including a new Twitter handle, Facebook page and
forthcoming smartphone application.

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is
required. Registration is open and seating is limited. News media
interested in attending should contact Sonja Alexander at
202-358-1761 or sonja.r.alexander@nasa.gov by March 7.

To learn more and to register, visit:


Women@NASA is a continuing, joint effort by NASA and the White House
Council on Women and Girls to relate STEM fields to young females.
For more information on the project, visit:





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