Dr. Kathryn Sullivan Address
The New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative will be holding an Ocean Literacy Summit in the Coastal Institute Building on the Narragansett Bay Campus. A talk by Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, Deputy Adminstrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA) and NOAA's Acting Chief Scientist, will be open to the public.
Dr. Sullivan was one of the first six women selected to join the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 and holds the distinction of being the first American woman to walk in space. She flew on three shuttle missions during her 15-year tenure, including the mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Sullivan has also served on the National Science Board (2004-2010) and as an oceanographer in the U.S. Navy Reserve (1988-2006).
Dr. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in earth sciences from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a doctorate in geology from Dalhousie University in Canada.
The talk is free, but attendees must register by calling 401-874-6211 on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 8:00 am-1:00pm.