Astronaut Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr. Tells Youth “Sky is the Limit” with Math and Science see press release
More than 6,000 New York area middle school students rallied behind science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education this week at the Harlem Armory and Apollo Theater during The Dream Tour, a high-energy motivational program presented by Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., the first African-American to walk in space.
Students from New York City Department of Education schools participated in the two-hour, inspirational program designed to encourage STEM-related careers. The high-tech event, supported by ExxonMobil Foundation, featured interactive science experiments, a simulated shuttle launch and firsthand accounts from ExxonMobil engineers about the rewarding aspects of their careers. The program concluded with a motivational address from Dr. Harris about how he overcame barriers through education and achieved his dreams to become a successful physician, businessman, NASA researcher and astronaut.