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Bentley Students Among National Finalists in NASA Marketing Competition

April 1, 2007

Bentley College students are among seven finalist teams in the ninth annual NASA Means Business (NMB) competition. The team consists of approximately 20 Bentley students who teamed up with Boston University students to participate in the national competition. The Bentley-BU Collaborative will present to NASA officials at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL, in May.

This year's competing students are charged with developing a promotion plan, an outreach plan, and a public service announcement to reach middle and high school students in order to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - subject areas, says student adviser and Bentley faculty member Don Changeau, that are waning among American students. "Interest in these topics is critical to the future health of our nations' competitiveness with other nations."

The NASA Means Business program began in 1998 with a call to graduate and undergraduate students to form teams and develop strategies for promoting programs or concepts of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is a grant program sponsored by the International Space Station Program, the Space Operations Mission Directorate of NASA Headquarters, and the Johnson Space Center Education Office. This marks Bentley's third year of participation in the competition.

 

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