April 6, 2015 – As part of its 31st Space Symposium, the Space Foundation is bringing NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., to Harrison High School in Colorado Springs to deliver an inspirational talk to more than 500 middle and high school students selected to attend his presentation.
Bolden will be in Colorado Springs to participate in the Space Foundation’s 31st Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor, April 13-16.
“The Space Foundation is bringing the NASA administrator to Colorado Springs students to inspire the next generation of space professionals,” said Space Foundation Vice-President for Education and Discovery, Iain Probert. “Our goal is to interest Colorado students in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM.”
Dr. Andre Spencer, Superintendent of Schools for Harrison School District Two, welcomes the visit. “This visit is such an opportunity for our students. We were the first district in the nation to implement a physics curriculum in all our middle schools to enhance the STEM experience early in the educational journey. Harrison School District Two welcomes partnerships that will meet the needs of our local workforce and provide exciting careers for our graduates.”
Bolden’s 34-year career with the Marine Corps included 14 years as a member of NASA’s Astronaut Office. After joining the office in 1980, he traveled to orbit four times aboard the space shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions. His flights included deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope and the first joint U.S.-Russian shuttle mission, which featured a cosmonaut as a member of his crew.