PITTSBURGH (BUSINESSWIRE) – More than 300 middle school students rallied behind science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education on April 12 at Pittsburgh Sterrett 6-8 during The Dream Tour, a high-energy motivational program presented by Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., the first African American to walk in space.
The high-tech event, supported by ExxonMobil Foundation and XTO Energy, is designed to encourage interest in STEM careers. Highlights included a simulated shuttle launch as well as an inspirational message from XTO Energy engineer, Max Boone, who spoke about the rewarding aspects of his career. The program culminated with a motivational address from Harris about how he overcame barriers through education to achieve his dreams and become a successful physician, businessman, NASA researcher and astronaut.
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Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. shares his inspirational story of triumph and achievement through education during The Dream Tour.