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Role Models in Science and Engineering: Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Mary Cleave

We are excited to announce that Dr. Mary Cleave will be serving as a Nifty Fifty Speaker for the Festival!

Long considered a role model in science and space exploration for her achievements, Mary is the recipient of various honors, including  being the recipient of the American Astronautical Society Flight Achievement Award (1989); NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (1994), and being profiled with Sally Ride, Anna Fisher and other U.S. women astronauts in the Women In Space DVD, and The Women’s Adventures in Science book series.

Our Nifty Fifty Program has tripled in size and will return to the greater Washington, D.C. area for the Fall 2103 and Spring 2014 school year. Featuring some of the most inspiring role models in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM,  this signature program of the USA Science and Engineering Festival presents your students with the latest in green technology, engineering, human health and medicine, astronomy and space exploration, nanotechnology, computer science, and more. Learn more here about how your school can host one the top STEM professionals in the country!

Read the full biography of Dr. Mary Cleave here.


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