Engineering Dean, Former Astronaut to Hold Discussion on International Issues

Al Sacco spent 16 days in space aboard the shuttle Columbia in 1995.

WHAT: Discussion on International Experiences with Al Sacco, dean of the Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering 

WHEN: 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday (April 14)

WHERE: Senate Room, Student Union Building

EVENT: Al Sacco, dean of the College of Engineering at Texas Tech, will talk about his perspectives during a discussion entitled “A Global Perspective: An Astronaut's View on International Experiences.”

Sacco spent 16 days aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia during the STS-73 mission in 1995, which focused on materials science, biotechnology, combustion science and fluid mechanics in a pressurized space environment.

The event is free and open to the public. It is being held as part of Texas Tech's International Week.

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CONTACT:Zaida M. Gracia, assistant academic dean for Central and South American projects, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-6184 or zaida.gracia@ttu.edu.