Mechanical Engineering students Matthew Welch and Eric Roper where selected to attend the Citizens for Space Exploration delegation May 20-23 in Washington DC. Our ME students were 2 out of the 29 engineering student chosen from across the country to attend the delegation.
The delegation attended congressional office meetings to give their perspective on America's Space Program (NASA) and why America needs to continue having a robust Space Program with manned space flights. Over a two day period the 2 students attended over 30 meetings. The organization as a whole did 350 visits.
Matthew is quoted in a newspaper article in the Galveston Daily News about the delegation. Read the article at http://www.galvestondailynews.com/space/article_7544ac26-c19b-11e2-bbd9-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm.
To learn more about the Citizens for Space Exploration visit their website at http://www.citizensforspaceexploration.org/.