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NASA eClips Student Producers Visit Hampton University

Posted on May 2, 2017 - 11:49 AM CDT

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On Thursday, April 20, 2017, over 40 high school digital media students from Hampton City Schools and Newport News Public Schools in Virginia were recognized for their effort in creating NASA eClipsTM Spotlites and Subject Matter Experts as Educators (SME2) videos to increase science understanding and promote STEM careers. An awards ceremony was held at Hampton University by Shelley Spears (PI) and Joan Harper-Neely of the National Institute of Aerospace, where certificates were presented. Afterward, current Hampton University students guided tours of the Scripps-Howard School of Journalism and Communications, and university representatives gave a talk to highlight careers in communicating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through journalism and broadcasting.