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Update: NASA Response to #IStandWithAhmed

By Keith Cowing
September 21, 2015
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Update: NASA Response to #IStandWithAhmed

Keith’s 21 September Update: According to a stament provided to NASA Watch: “NASA is dedicated to STEM education and the engagement of students of diverse backgrounds and interests. We will be looking for opportunities to invite Ahmed and other students to participate in agency activities, and we will extend those invitations privately at the appropriate time.”
Keith’s 19 Sep note: The following was provided by NASA PAO in response to a request from NASAWatch:
“NASA has publicly voiced support for Ahmed and his interests across multiple social media platforms and reinforced the importance of encouraging students to explore science and technology studies and careers. His is a story that can help inspire new generations of explorers. Individuals across NASA also have expressed their personal support.
“After the President’s social media post, the White House extended an invitation for Ahmed to attend the annual Astronomy Night with the world’s leading scientists, astronomers, and fellow students in October. A number of NASA representatives along with other science agencies will be there to help support the event and interaction with Ahmed and other students.
“The agency has vibrant Education program that reaches students across the country and we’re constantly exploring new ways to engage young Americans.”

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