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Dr. Harris tells San Antonio Dream Tour students: "the sky's the limit"


HOUSTON (BUSINESSWIRE) – More than 4,000 San Antonio-area middle school students rallied behind science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education on November 2 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 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 Edgewood, Harlandale, San Antonio, South San Antonio and Southwest ISDs 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.

“Forty years ago, who would have thought our handheld devices would have the same computing power as the technology used to send humans to the moon?” Harris said. “With The Dream Tour, I want to inspire students to use their talents and creativity to become innovators who can push the boundaries of what people think is possible.” [Click here to read the press release in its entirety...]


 

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