[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 163 (Thursday, August 22, 2013)]
[Pages 52215-52216]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20517]



[Notice: 13-097]

Notice of Information Collection

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of information collection.


SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of 
its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information 
collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from 
the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20503. Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instruments and instructions 
should be addressed to Ms. Frances Teel, JF000, National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001.


I. Abstract

    This collection of information supports both the White House 
initiative to create opportunities to advance science, technology, 
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and the President's 
Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Engage to Excel 
goals to improve STEM education during the first two years of college. 
The Department of Commerce estimates that STEM occupations will grow 
1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations between 2008--2018. As 

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in the U.S. continue to shift towards a more diverse populous, there is 
a need to attract underserved and underrepresented students to STEM 
degree fields. Traditionally, underrepresented groups in STEM include 
females, African-American, Hispanics, Native Americans, Pacific 
Islanders (natives of the Philippines, Guam, American Samoa, or 
Micronesia), and disabled students.
    The NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) Shadowing and Exploring 
Project is a career exploration initiative targeting students in the 
14-20 age groups. It connects classroom training to tangible activities 
that enable practical application of STEM disciplines, and cultivates 
innovative thinking. The program is designed to increase awareness of 
STEM career paths and encourage both the pursuit and retention of STEM 
majors during the initial years of college. The program incorporates 
GRC scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative 
professionals to serve as mentors to participating students. The NASA 
Glenn Research Center Shadowing and Exploring Project Participation are 
voluntary and registration is required to participate.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic and Paper

III. Data

    Title: NASA GRC Shadowing and Exploring
    OMB Number: 2700-XXXX
    Type of review: Existing Collection without OMB Approval
    Affected Public: Individuals
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $39,552.51

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
NASA, including whether the information collected has practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA's estimate of the burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including automated collection techniques 
or the use of other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection. They will also become a matter of public record.

Frances Teel,
NASA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-20517 Filed 8-21-13; 8:45 am]