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Contact:
Chriss Swaney
412-268-5776

For immediate release:
March 17, 2005

Carnegie Mellon Kicks Off Outreach Program To Inspire More Inner-City High School Students To Study Math and Science

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's engineering and robotics faculty will play host March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon to 25 Westinghouse High School students interested in pursuing careers in engineering and the sciences. William C. Messner, a professor in mechanical engineering, will give students a tour of several labs involved in nanotechnology research. The students, mostly juniors and seniors, will see a variety of research projects dedicated to improving the quality life and conserving energy. The lab tours are the first step of a three-year program that will eventually offer internships to qualified candidates through Carnegie Mellon's Minority Science Outreach Program.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 17

WHERE: Carnegie Mellon University, Scaife Hall, room 201

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