First Black to walk in space visits Baton Rouge

On June 26, Dr. Bernard Harris, CEO of the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI), visited Baton Rouge to kick off NMSI’s Laying the Foundation Teacher training at Woodlawn High School.  With ongoing support from ExxonMobil, the popular training program was recently expanded to an additional 400 teachers across the state, doubling the number of … Continue reading

Middle schoolers win famous astrounaut’s challenge

On Monday, July 16, former astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris, the first Black to walk in space, joined 45 middle school students at Southern University for a “Space Day” competition and the Space Suit Challenge. Campers created and test spacesuit samples using an impact tester that mimics the extreme elements in space to determine the winning … Continue reading