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Marine Debris Program Chief Scientist Participates in STEM Pen Pal Program

JUNE 30, 2017--Marine Debris Program (MDP) Chief Scientist, Amy V. Uhrin, participated in the 2016-2017 Letters to a Pre-Scientist (LPS) campaign and received her final pen pal letter earlier this month.


The mission of LPS is to inspire and empower middle school students from under-resourced communities to pursue STEM careers. Scientists from around the globe volunteer to be paired with a student and to exchange quarterly letters throughout the school year. Amy's pen pal was a fifth grade student at Main Street Intermediate School in Norwalk, OH. The school was featured on the LPS blog with a shout-out to MDP.

For additional information, please contact: Amy.Uhrin@noaa.gov.

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Woman with letter.
MDP Chief Scientist, Amy V. Uhrin, shows off her final letter from her pen pal in Ohio. Image credit: NOAA.
Last updated Friday, June 14, 2019 2:01pm PDT