Former NASA Astronaut to speak at Ashesi’s Engineering launch

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 12.05.53 PMSeptember 12, 2015
Ashesi is happy to announce that Robert “Bobby” Satcher will be a guest speaker at the inauguration of our Engineering building on October 3rd, 2015. An accomplished NASA astronaut, physician, and chemical engineer, Robert received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986, a Doctor of Philosophy in chemical engineering from MIT in 1993 and a doctor of medicine degree from Harvard Medical School in 1994.

Dr. Satcher was selected by NASA in May 2004 to be an Astronaut Candidate. In February 2006, he completed Astronaut Candidate Training that included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training, T-38 flight training and water and wilderness survival training.

Dr. Satcher flew on STS-129 in November 2009 and has logged more than 259 hours in space, including 12 hours and 19 minutes in two EVAs. Dr. Satcher left NASA in September 2011 and currently is on staff as a Surgical Oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

With his extensive Engineering experience, we look forward to hosting Robert, and hearing him speak to the power of an Ashesi engineering education. The inauguration ceremony is open to the general public.

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