An audience of approximately 200 attended the presentation given on November 18 by Dr. Guy Bluford, the first African-American astronaut to fly in space. Students from Design Lab at Jane Addams High School, School of Science at John Hay High School, Shaker Heights Middle School, and Roehm Middle School (Berea) were in attendance in addition to CSU faculty, staff, and students. Representatives from NASA Glenn Research Center also set up a display with handouts for attendees.
Theresa Nawalaniec, CSU Librarian with Dr.
Bluford & Library Director Glenda Thornton
Dr. Bluford held everyone's attention as he described his many fascinating experiences as an astronaut and discussed current projects involving the International Space Station and the future of space exploration. Several middle and high school students asked questions that were intelligent and thought-provoking. Dr. Bluford ended his talk by encouraging students with the statement, "If you can dream it, you can achieve it!" Several of the audience stayed afterward to get autographs, pictures, and a few words with Dr. Bluford.
Students from area schools with Dr. Bluford
The presentation was videotaped and is available on MediaSite for viewing by those on the CSU campus.
Theresa Nawalaniec, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Librarian