NASA and Mary J. Blige Encourage Science Careers for Women

Mary J. Blige

NASA is collaborating with award-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige to encourage young women to pursue exciting experiences and career choices by studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
A public service announcement featuring veteran NASA space shuttle astronaut Leland Melvin and Blige debuts this week on NASA TV and the agency’s website at: www.nasa.gov.
NASA’s Summer of Innovation  project and Blige’s Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now  have much in common. The NASA project is part of the President’s Educate to Innovate Campaign. It started earlier this summer to help keep middle school students engaged in fun and stimulating education -related activities during the school break.
“Working with (Blige’s Foundation) is a rare opportunity to help spread the  message into communities not always readily accessible to us,” Melvin said.
“Mary’s presence can help NASA make the message more appealing to these communities and increase the pipeline of underrepresented students going into these disciplines.