HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Thursday, Hampton Roads high school students got a taste of what it's like to work for NASA.
More than 200 juniors and seniors went to NASA Langley's Research Center for career day. The event is designed to broaden their interests in science, math and engineering. Students met with scientists, engineers and researchers to work on design challenges.
"We wanted a new approach. We wanted something fresh, because we have a new generation. They have so much media. We wanted to get them engaged. It's like a speed dating process. It's like okay, you have fifteen minutes. Ask all of your questions and then go to your next."Kimberly Graupner, with the NASA Langley Research Center, said.
The event is part of National Engineers Week and is sponsored by NASA Langley, Newport News Shipbuilding and the Peninsula Engineering Council.
Newport News police officers are in the middle of a massive operation to get wanted criminals out of the neighborhoods. They are rounding up everyone who has an outstanding warrant.
Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
Running a red light could cost you a hefty fine, even if an officer doesn't pull you over. Cameras are going up at intersections across Hampton Roads, and the most recent went live Monday in downtown Norfolk.