Another press release issued too late to matter

2 September 2004: NASA scientists provide opportunity to educate the next generation, NASA ARC

"On Sept. 7, 2004, in collaboration with San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif., the Computing, Information and Communications Technology (CICT) program office at NASA Ames Research Center, located in California's Silicon Valley, will offer a free Web-based Advanced Aerospace Technology course to inspire students to pursue careers in math and science. ... The final day to register is Sept. 7, 2004."

Editor's note: This press release - with registration information and a deadline of 7 September - was sent out on the afternoon of Thursday, 2 September. The soonest anyone - parent, student, or teacher - might see it is on a news website on Friday, 3 September - the day before the Labor Day weekend holiday (assuming they are not off on a long weekend already). Monday, 6 Sept. is a Federal holiday - and everything is closed. The final registration date, Tuesday 7 Sept is the day most students start school.

Again, as was the case on two other press releases NASA ARC issued [see Announcing Events Already Underway]- after the events had already started a week or so ago, I have to ask: why even bother putting this information out at such a late date - information on attendance or registration - when it is virtually impossible for anyone to take advantage of this information?

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