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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( April 14,1997)
NASA ADMINISTRATOR DANIEL GOLDIN TO BE SDSM& T COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Mr. Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC, will be the speaker for SDSM& T’s spring commencement. The event will be held on May 10 in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Mr. Goldin also will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Aerospace Administration during the SDSM& T commencement ceremony.
Since taking the helm at NASA in 1992, Daniel Goldin has generated significant reform and revitalization of America’s space agency. Budgetary constraints required NASA to identify methods to conduct programs with quality, cost- containment, and speed while maintaining high standards of safety. While many programs were downsized, investments have been made in enhancements to NASA’s science and planetary exploration missions.
Prior to becoming Administrator of NASA, Goldin was a research scientist at NASA’s Lewis Research Center in Cleveland and worked on electric propulsion systems for human interdisciplinary travel. He was also Vice President and General Manager of the TRW Space and Technology Group. Goldin has a mechanical engineering degree from City College of New York.
“ We are very honored to have Administrator Goldin as our commencement speaker,” said SDSM& T President Richard J. Gowen. “ His acceptance of our invitation further demonstrates Tech’s reputation as a nationally recognized science and engineering institution. His visit to Rapid City will enhance SDSM& T’s growing involvement with NASA activities.”
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