PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIF. 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov

Contact: Jim Doyle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 10, 1996

JPL INVITES WOMEN IN TECHNICAL FIELDS TO BREAKFAST MEETINGS

       No-host breakfast roundtables for women in technical fields will be held at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Tuesday, July 23, and Friday, August 16, to acquaint businesswomen with JPL’s technology transfer programs.

       The roundtables are designed to discuss opportunities for local businesswomen to license JPL’s technology through a variety of programs and to meet some of JPL’s staff.

       "JPL has a goal of including more women-owned businesses in our technology transfer efforts," said Joan Horvath, organizer of the meetings. "To accomplish this goal, we are trying to establish JPL as a good place for female entrepreneurs with technology businesses to network and make business contacts."

       The roundtables are free, other than the optional breakfast purchase, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Check-in is from 7:30 to 7:45 a.m. each of the meeting days. An area in one of JPL’s cafeterias will be set aside for networking until 9 a.m.

       Registration forms are available at the Web site http://www-techtrans.jpl.nasa.gov/events.html. They may be faxed back to Joan Horvath at (818) 393-1366, or sent by e-mail to joan.c.horvath@jpl.nasa.gov.

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