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 TO HOST WORKSHOP FOR TOY MAKERS

       A morning-long workshop for toy and game manufacturers will be held Tuesday, July 16, at NASAís Jet Propulsion Laboratory to give companies access to JPLís present and future mission concepts and to inspire ideas for novel toys, services, CDs and other creative multimedia applications.

       The workshop also will display software tools that have been developed to manage and interpret data from a variety of missions to the solar systemís planets and asteroids.

       JPLís Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office will present a variety of opportunities for collaboration and licensing in conjunction with educational products. The office cooperates with U.S. businesses, both large and small, to transfer technologies and other intellectual property to enhance their competitiveness in the world market.

       The workshop is free, but space is limited and pre- registration is required. Registration forms are available at the Web address http://www-techtrans.jpl.nasa.gov/events.html. The form 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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