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How Universities Attract New Students to Space Sciences

The public affairs departments at some universities have realized the potential of promoting their students' and professors' accomplishments. A good example of this is the University of Arizona in Tucson, which sends out weekly press releases about discoveries made by faculty and student astronomers using their Kitt Peak Observatories and astronomical spacecraft.

A university whose graduates become astronauts or known in a field of space science or aerospace engineering is also a pull for students. This is not only true for the University of Arizona at Tucson, but also the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology, and Purdue University, among others.

The Discovery Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center provides hands-on educational workshops for teachers and students. The Discovery Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center provides hands-on educational workshops for teachers and students.

One of the opportunities Purdue University affords both its graduate and undergraduate students is the chance to be a part...

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