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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AT NASA, Oct 12, 2017, 10:00 am ET (NASA TV)

NASA will hold an event in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month at 10:00 am ET on October 12, 2017 with a discussion of the contributions of Hispanics to NASA’s mission and the importance of Hispanic representation in STEM fields.  It will be broadcast on NASA TV.

Opening remarks will be delivered via video from Dr. Ellen Ochoa, director of Johnson Space Center, the first Hispanic woman in space.   It will be followed by a panel moderated by Elvis Cordova, former acting under secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Panelists are:

  • Dr. Marla Perez Davis, deputy center director, NASA’s Glenn Research Center, Cleveland
  • Sandra Cauffman, Earth Science Division deputy director, NASA Headquarters
  • Dr. Yaireska M. Collado-Vega, physical scientist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
  • Marilé Colón Robles, education outreach coordinator, NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
  • Dr. Carolina Aguirre, director, Reaching Rural STEM Students, University of New Mexico
  • Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot will provide closing remarks by recorded video.

 

Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm