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Astronaut Barbara Morgan to speak at ISU on March 5

Posted February 27, 2009

Idaho’s Barbara Morgan, former NASA astronaut who has logged more than 300 hours in space, will give a presentation at 4 p.m. March 5 in the Idaho State University Rendezvous Complex Planetarium.

Morgan’s visit is sponsored in conjunction with ISU Women’s History Month celebrations by the ISU College of Engineering, Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center, Department of Physics and the ISU WeLEAD program that supports women faculty in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Morgan’s talk will be preceded by a 15-minute panel discussion from some of Idaho State’s female students about why they chose to study in math- and science-related fields.

After the panel discussion Morgan will give her presentation about being an astronaut, and encouraging students to pursue math and science.  Her discussion will be followed by a question and answer period.  The entire program should last about an hour.  

The public is encouraged to attend.  

For more information on Morgan visit www.pbs.org/barbaramorgan or www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/morgan.html.