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Former NASA Scientist to Speak at WTAMU

A former scientist with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will speak at the campus of WTAMU this week.

Dr. Ellen Stofan, former chief scientist for NASA, is set to speak on the campus of West Texas A&M University on Thursday, October 5th. Dr. Stofan will be delivering her address as part of the Freshman Convocation at WTAMU.

Stofan spent three years at NASA as the principal adviser to the NASA administrator, Charles Bolden, on the agency’s science-related planning and programs. Stofan is also an honory professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at University College London and a co-chair of the World Economic Space Council.

Stofan's address is free and open to the public. The speech will begin at 5pm and seating opens at 4pm at the First United Bank Center.

Thursday's address by Stofan is not the only appearance by a speaker at WTAMU this week. Lieutenant Commander Blake Dremann, a decorated transgender Naval officer, spoke at WTAMU on Monday.

For more information about Stofan's speech or any of the lectures scheduled at WTAMU, please visit

Photo by West Texas A&M University

Photo by West Texas A&M University

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