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Director of NASA John H. Glenn Research Center is Featured Speaker for Black World Studies Program


October 23, 2006

Ohio Wesleyan’s Black World Studies program hosts a prominent speaker, Dr. Woodrow Whitlow, Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field on October 25, 7 p.m. in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 163. His lecture is entitled "The Value Proposition for the Human Exploration of Space."

Dr. Woodrow Whitlow, Jr. is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities required to accomplish the missions assigned to the John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Whitlow earned his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has written nearly 40 technical papers, most in the areas of unsteady transonic flow and aeroelasticity. Dr. Whitlow has received numerous awards, including U.S. Black Engineer of the Year in Government, NASA Exceptional Service Honor Medal and many more.