NASA Administrator to Attend Minority Partnerships Meeting, Visit Alabama A&M

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015

Media are invited to speak with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Wednesday, Sept. 16 during the second annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnerships Meeting in Huntsville, Alabama.

The partnerships meeting is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration, located at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Bolden will be available to speak with media at 11:30 a.m. Also available for interviews will be Patrick Scheuermann, director Marshall Space Flight Center; Glenn Delgado, associate administrator for the Office of Small Business Programs; and Joeletta Patrick, Minority University Research and Education Project program manager for NASA’s Office of Education.

Bolden will tour Alabama A&M University from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and hear the benefits of the university’s mentor-protégé agreement with Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA. Students from the engineering department will meet with Bolden to discuss success stories and showcase their work. Media are invited to join the tour.

Journalists interested in attending either or both media opportunities should contact Kim Newton in Marshall's Public and Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The event is part of a NASA initiative to create and sustain working relationships between the agency’s prime contractors and colleges and universities that serve minority students. The goal is to afford an opportunity for HBCU/MSI representatives to discuss potential subcontracting opportunities with NASA and many of its prime contractors. This event is sponsored by NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs, NASA’s Office of Education and supported by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

For information about NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs, visit:

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