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ROCKWELL TRUST SENDS 26 EDUCATORS FOR INTENSIVE SPACE TRAINING

 SEAL BEACH, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-six educators, dedicated to keeping their students at the forefront of scientific and technological learning, have donned flight suits to spend a week at the U.S. Space Academy studying America's space program and its application to teaching math and science.
 Rockwell International Corp.'s Trust is sponsoring the educators who will participate in actual astronaut training programs including simulated shuttle missions, as well as a number of lectures in order to develop new methods for building student enthusiasm for the study of technological subjects.
 The educators -- 25 from the United States and one from Canada -- are on their Rockwell-sponsored journey through the Huntsville, Ala., "Space Orientation: A Hands-On Program For Educators." The group of educators will return home to teach students from the elementary through high school levels.
 "We at Rockwell welcome the chance to give enthusiastic teachers an opportunity to provide stimulus to America's youth to pursue studies in mathematics, science and engineering that will promote a technologically superior future for our next generation," said Donald R. Beall, Rockwell chairman and chief executive officer.
 "This is of utmost importance now as we prepare for the 21st century, a century when our national mettle will continue to be severely tested in the competitive global marketplace," Beall said.
 Rockwell is sponsoring educators at the Space Academy for the second consecutive year as part of its ongoing program to support math and science education, as well as to highlight the many ways in which scientific advances made by the nation's space program can be applied here on Earth.
 Among the teachers attending Space Camp is Patricia Atlow of Wadsworth Elementary School in Compton, Calif. "I have always tried to get my students to learn by exploring and making connections themselves. I know I will be able to teach them much more about science after spending a week with experts who can help me further my understanding of technology," she said.
 The educators were selected by their local chambers of commerce or through schools involved in educational partnership programs with Rockwell. The Space Academy participants were chosen based on their ability to translate the week's experiences into valuable educational programs for students.
 The following educators have been selected for the U.S. Space Academy program:
 California
 -- Patricia Atlow -- Wadsworth Elementary, Los Angeles
 -- Susan Bouris -- Ward Elementary School, Downey
 -- Blaine Fife -- Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys
 -- Brad Keitzman -- Culverdale Elementary, Irvine
 -- Leticia Lazo -- Pacoima Elementary, Pacoima
 -- Renate Mircheff -- McGaugh Elementary, Seal Beach
 -- Cathie Rummans -- El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo
 -- Jill Schutte -- Thomas Edison Elementary, Anaheim
 -- Thomas Houts -- Warren High School, Downey
 District of Columbia
 -- Semere Ambaya -- Dunbar High, Washington D.C.
 Florida
 -- Alexandra Penn -- Cocoa High School Academy for Aerospace
 Technology, Cocoa
 Georgia
 -- Kim Wimpey -- No. Gwinnet High School, Suwanee
 Illinois
 -- Jerrilyn Hackbrush -- Westmont High School, Westmont
 Iowa
 -- Karen Myers -- Wright Elementary, Cedar Rapids
 -- Charlene Zrudsky -- Taft Middle School, Cedar Rapids
 -- Elwyn Maloy -- Linn-Mar High School, Marion
 Louisiana
 -- Melvin Landry -- C.E. Byrd, Shreveport
 Michigan
 -- Victoria Pascaretti -- Beverly Elementary, Beverly Hills
 North Carolina
 -- Patricia Church -- Whitnel Elementary School, Lenoir
 Oklahoma
 -- Brian Lomenick -- Central Jr. High School, Sand Springs
 Ohio
 -- Kevin Kapanka -- Kenton Senior High School, Kenton
 -- Barbara Yovel -- Berea City School District, Berea
 Texas
 -- Roger Thompson -- Ross Sterling Sr. High, Houston
 -- Brad Weldon -- Planetarium, Richardson Independent School
 District, Richardson
 Wisconsin
 -- Indu Nayak -- Kosciuszko Middle School, Milwaukee
 Canada
 -- Julie A. Boyd -- Elmwood School, Ottawa, Ontario
 Rockwell International, headquartered in Seal Beach, is a multi-industry company applying advanced technology to a wide range of products in its electronics, aerospace, automotive and graphics businesses.
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 /CONTACT: Joy Sabol of Rockwell International, 310-797-5819/


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