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OR&R Scientist Pen Pals

NOVEMBER 2, 2020 — With the start of school, OR&R scientists began another year of exchanging letters with "pre-scientists" around the country. This month OR&R scientists participating in the Letters to a Pre-Scientist program received their first pen pal letters.

The program aims to humanize scientists, demystify their career paths, and inspire children to explore a future in science. Participating OR&R scientists are matched with students from under-resourced communities based on their interests inside and outside the classroom. The pairs will exchange letters throughout the school year, showing each other views beyond their usual experiences. The OR&R scientists that are participating include Reyhan Mehran, Tanya Torres, and Amy Uhrin. 

For further information, contact Reyhan.Mehran@noaa.gov.

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Last updated Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:26pm PST