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FAU to Host Alumnus and NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson

              Florida Atlantic University’s College
                           of Engineering & Computer Science
                           will host “Discover Space II,” a presentation
                           by FAU alumnus and NASA astronaut Dr. Steve
                           Swanson ‘86.

             Friday, February 19 at 10 a.m.

           Florida Atlantic University
                            University Theatre

                            777 Glades Road

                            Boca Raton campus

                Free and open to the public.

       For information, contact Lynda Hoffman at
                            561-297-3400 or

            FAU alumnus and NASA astronaut Dr. Steve Swanson ‘86 will speak about his experiences in the NASA space program and the value of an education focused in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas. He also will present Dr. Karl Stevens, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, with the College flag which Swanson took on the space shuttle during his most recent space mission.

- FAU -

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