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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( June 18, 1999)
DR. THEODORE GULL FROM NASA WILL BE PRESENTING DURING
SDSM& T’S SKILL PROGRAM
Dr. Theodore Gull from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA) will be giving presentations in astronomy and stars during the third week of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s ( SDSM& T) Scientific Knowledge for Indian Learning and Leadership Program ( SKILL). Dr. Gull will be on campus the week of June 21- 25 working with over 70 high school students who are participating in SKILL’s Four- Week Residential Program.
SKILL is a program supported by SDSM& T that has a mission “ to develop and support academic training emphasizing mathematics, science and engineering to enable minority students ( principally American Indians) to enroll in and graduate from post- secondary institutions.” The program is an effort by SDSM& T to help this nation overcome and expected shortage of professionals in math and science fields.
On Tuesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 24 Dr. Gull will be working with the students from 11: 00- 12: 00 talking about astronomy. He will be talking about stars with the students on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Media are invited to the SDSM& T campus to hear Dr. Gull’s presentations with the SKILL students.
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