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Langley Research Center holds student career day

Thursday - 2/23/2012, 8:04am  ET

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - NASA's Langley Research Center is holding a career day for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

More than 200 high school juniors and seniors are meeting with NASA workers at its Hampton facility on Thursday.

A round-table discussion with scientists, engineers and researchers will be held with students. Students will also complete design challenges using paper, straws and miniature marshmallows to create a shock-absorbing system or design a boat out of duct tape.

The career day is held each year during National Engineers Week. It is sponsored by NASA, Newport News Shipbuilding and the Peninsula Engineering Council.

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