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KeirasMom 02-20-2012 06:35 AM

Off Topic-I Have to Share!
My niece, Cheyenne, will be Live on NASA TV and web so tell your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, pet walker etc.
NASA TV can be found on the following local cable providers: AT&T U Verse – ch 264; Direct TV – ch 289; Time Warner – ch 369. Additionally, the Forum will be streamed online at NASA - NASA TV
The program starts at 1:30 p.m. Ohio time, recognizing John Glenn. Her portion starts at 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. Panel: Inspiration and Education: “Building the Innovators of Tomorrow”
As a nation, America must maintain its commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to ensure that the next generation of Americans can assume their roles and responsibilities in shaping the future. This panel will discuss the challenges and needs in the field of STEM education to sustain U.S. leadership and global competitiveness. It will look at the perspective of students and the struggles of maintaining interest in STEM fields and related area.
Moderator: Mr. Leland Melvin, Associate Administrator for Education, NASA Headquarters and NASA Astronaut
The Honorable Eric Fingerhut, Head of Education, Battelle; former Chancellor of Ohio’s Higher Education System
Mr. Jeffrey McClellan, Founding Head of School, MC2 STEM High School
Mr. Anthony Springer, Student, Metro STEM High School
Ms. Monica Okon, Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University; NASA Student Ambassador
Dr. Gary Slater, Director, Ohio Space Grant Consortium
Ms. Cheyenne Benson, Student, Dayton Regional STEM
Ms. Jordan Elliott, Student, Pickerington Local School

Dottie 02-20-2012 06:38 AM


Kissa 02-20-2012 07:42 AM

How great, don't think I'll be able to catch it in the UK though. :(

Beeb 02-20-2012 11:08 AM

How VERY cool is this!! :jumpjoy::high5:

sunday 02-20-2012 11:46 AM

Ah, good for Cheyenne!!! :sing: Love the name too! :love:

KeirasMom 02-20-2012 11:49 AM

I neglected to mention this is her first year in "school" as she's been home-schooled up to this year. She attends a middle school with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and she was chosen to represent her school. So proud of that girl! It doesn't hurt that my daughter is pretty much a mini-Cheyenne.

mattsmama 02-20-2012 12:08 PM

Academic success is something to be proud of, for sure!

Please send congrats!:high5:

mom22boys 02-20-2012 01:16 PM

That is very exciting:jumpjoy:

sophiethecat 02-20-2012 01:23 PM

WTG, Cheyenne! :jumpjoy::clap:

Pami 02-20-2012 02:00 PM

Very cool!
They just opened a STEM school down the street from me,
and I know people who drive their kids 10+ miles to attend.

KeirasMom 02-20-2012 02:58 PM

I watched as much as I could here at work and was quite impressed with how mature and poised my little "Chinny" was! Her dad, my brother, is an aeronautical engineer (can you say rocket scientist?), so I know where she gets her brains!

My daughter is in a specialized program here in California as well. She's only in 1st grade and we've got her in an International Baccalaureate school. I'm so happy she gets exposed to P.E., Art, Music--all the things that have basically been taken away from regular school these days. She also gets to take Spanish and Leadership (debate). Can you all imagine? My first-grader gets all these wonderful classes! Of course, this means she goes to school 2 hours per day longer than all the other 1st graders in our city. She was accepted into the other gifted school as well, which doesn't start until 2nd grade, but we're happy with where she is now.

Anywho, thanks for letting me be proud of my girls! They sure are awesome. :o

SummerAnne 02-20-2012 04:25 PM


They are starting a STEM school here next year, starting with 6th grade and adding a new grade each year... of course my daughter is in 6th now, so she's going to miss out on the opportunity. :(

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