Media Advisory: Colorado State University Welcomes Nasa Astronaut Ellen Ochoa to Present Â??out of this World Reflections’ at Community Open Forum on March 26


Colorado State University’s Women and Minorities in Engineering Program and the Office of Women’s Programs and Studies are sponsoring NASA astronaut and Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations Ellen Ochoa to present "Out of This World Reflections by a Woman of Science and Space Travel" on March 26. Ochoa, an astronaut, mother, classical flautist and private pilot, will draw upon her experiences in life and science during the address, which will be followed by a question and answer session. The event is free and open to the public.

Ochoa is a recipient of several NASA awards including the Exceptional Service Medal, Outstanding Leadership Medal, four Space Flight Medals and two Space Act Tech Brief Awards. She also has received a variety of other accolades including the Women in Aerospace Outstanding Achievement Award, the Hispanic Engineer Albert Baez Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution to Humanity, the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award and the San Diego State University Alumna of the Year.


7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2003, in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University.


Ochoa also will speak to students at the Women at Noon Series at Colorado State from noon-1 p.m. on March 26 and will be meeting with women and minority engineering students throughout the day.

For more information about the presentations, contact the Women and Minorities in Engineering Program office at (970) 491-4303.