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Dear CMNS Student

This event is available to the first 75 students who respond. If interested, please RSVP by the below deadline.

IMPORTANT NASA HEADQUARTERS EVENT!

NASA AND USAID WORKING TOGETHER
DATE: APRIL 25, 2011
TIME: 2:00PM UNTIL 3:00PM
LOCATION: NASA HEADQUARTERS
300 E STREET, SW
WASHINGTON, DC 20456

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invite students to an exciting event to celebrate the signing of a formal agreement between the two agencies. The agreement will promote collaboration that can lead to science and technology solutions to address international development challenges in areas such as global health, climate change, food security, disaster mitigation and response, biodiversity conservation, and environmental management for sustainable development.

The event will take place at the NASA HQ (300 E St. SW Washington, DC) Auditorium on Monday, April 25, 2011, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Former astronaut and Associate Administrator of Education at NASA, Mr. Leland Melvin will act as the Master of Ceremonies and both Administrators will make remarks and answer questions from the audience. The event will also feature technical presentations on the SERVIR program (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/servir/index.html) and the LAUNCH program (http://www.launch.org/), respectively. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to [log in to unmask] no later than COB, Thursday, April 7th. We look forward to seeing you there! Below is a notional itinerary of the event.

NASA Headquarters Event Itinerary

2:00 pm Welcome by Mr. Leland Melvin
2:05 pm Remarks by USAID Administrator, Dr. Rajiv Shah, MD
2:10 pm Remarks by NASA Administrator, Maj. General Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
2:15 pm Presentation on the SERVIR Program (NASA), Mr. Dan Irwin (MSFC)
2:25 pm Presentation from a young innovator (LAUNCH)
2:35 pm Q&A session with students
2:50 pm Closing remarks
2:53 pm MOU signing and completion of the event
3:00 pm Event concludes

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