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Astronaut Herrington To Speak At Symposium March 27 On Clarkson University Campus
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NASA Astronaut Lt. Cmdr. John B. Herrington will be the keynote speaker at the Northern New York CSTEP (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program) Career Exploration Symposium. The event takes place on Saturday, March 27, at 1 p.m. in the Robert A. Plane Atrium of Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) building. The symposium is free and the public is welcome to attend.
Herrington, a Native American, is a mission specialist at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Selected for the space program in 1996, he underwent two years of training and evaluation before receiving qualification for flight assignments. As a Navy pilot, Herrington has logged more than 2,300 flight hours in over 30 different types of aircraft.
A native of Wetumka, Oklahoma, Herrington received his B.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1993, and a master’s in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1995.
The CSTEP program at Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam seeks to enrich the lives of under-represented college students by providing them with encouragement, support, guidance, instruction, academic and career/graduate school preparatory programming and experiences.
At Clarkson, the program’s mission is to serve as a component in a comprehensive science and engineering pipeline that will increase the number of historically under-represented minority and economically disadvantaged students who complete baccalaureate studies that lead to scientific, technical or licensed professions.