To celebrate the 300th graduate of the UTeach Arlington program, Bernard Harris will return to UTA to talk about his illustrious career and the importance of STEM education. Dr. Harris is a physician, venture capitalist, and retired NASA Mission Specialist who in 1995 became the first African American to walk in space. He currently leads business development and fundraising activity at the National Math + Science Initiative, a large educational foundation based in Dallas. His own nonprofit, The Harris Foundation, has been supporting STEM education efforts in Texas and beyond since the late 1990s, perhaps most notably by sponsoring a large national network of summer STEM camps for middle school students for nearly two decades with funding from NASA and ExxonMobil. UTA was an enthusiastic and proud partner for these camps from 2008 until the final year in 2017
Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. followed by Dr. Harris' talk at 7:30 p.m.
Please fill out this form to let us know if you're coming, and to submit a question for Dr. Harris to answer at the event: http://bit.ly/3IlQna9
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