WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson say they’ve agreed to continue their collaborations.
During a Monday ceremony at the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science in Washington, Bolden and Jackson signed a Memorandum of Agreement to promote and continue collaboration between the two agencies in environmental and Earth sciences and applications.
Following the ceremony they met with students to discuss the importance of science and engineering education.
“Our agencies have a remarkable opportunity to tackle a variety of environmental issues together,” Bolden said. “Involving students in Earth science and climate research at an early age will encourage a stronger sense of stewardship toward our home planet.”
The agreement renews a broad partnership to promote joint efforts to improve environmental and Earth science research, technology, environmental management and the application of Earth science data, models and technology in environmental decision-making.
“Our health and the health of our environment depend on continuous scientific exploration and innovation,” Jackson said. “EPA is proud to work with NASA to engage and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers who will carry our work forward.”
The expanded partnership focuses on science leadership to motivate continued exploration, innovation and protection of our planet, the officials said.
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