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Bernard Harris, MD, the first African-American to walk in space returns to NJIT July 18, 2012 to inspire 54 middle school youngsters from New Jersey who want to learn more about science careers.  >>
Bernard Harris, MD, the first African American astronaut to walk in space, inspired middle schoolers at NJIT yesterday to pursue careers in science, technology engineering and math by detailing what it really was like to be an astronaut and live in space. The 54 campers, all enrolled at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, sat spellbound for more than an hour as the medical doctor, an internist by training, recounted what was needed to be successful.  >>
Bernard A. Harris, MD, of Houston, the veteran of two space shuttle missions and the first African-American to walk in space, visited NJIT today, first teaching in the morning, then speaking to youngsters participating in the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. NJIT once again served as one of 30 locations throughout the nation and the only NJ venue for the two-week residential camp, which offers middle-school students a first-hand experience with experiments, role models and innovative programs to stimulate their interest in engineering and science as a potential career path. >>
Former astronaut Bernard Harris and the ExxonMobil Foundation have named NJIT to be among 19 university campus locations that will host the 2007 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps. NJIT will be the only New Jersey participant in the program. >>