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SPTC Innovation Stars Awards Banquet

Join us at the Innovation Stars Awards Banquet on March 7th at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research as we celebrate the technology innovators in our region. The evening will include an award ceremony that recognizes leaders in the following categories: Chairman’s Award, Innovation in Technology, Innovation in Education or Community Outreach, Innovation in Community, Rising Star, and Student Innovator.

Keynote Speaker - Leland Melvin

Leland Melvin was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1986, but a hamstring injury thwarted his NFL career. He went on to work at NASA Langley Research Center in the area of nondestructive testing creating optical fiber sensors for measuring damage in aerospace vehicles.

After hanging up his space boots he was appointed head of NASA Education and served as the co-chair on the White House’s Federal Coordination in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Task Force. Hear his fascinating story of perseverance and how he ultimately traveled off-planet twice on Space Shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station.
March 7th
The Institute for Advanced Learning & Research
Reception: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Student Reception and Book Signing: 5:00 – 6:00
Awards Dinner: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $45.00

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