Leland D. Melvin, former astronaut and associate administrator for education at NASA, will be the featured speaker at Michigan Technological University’s Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 3.
At commencement, the University will honor the achievements of nearly 1,000 graduates, including 747 students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 203 master’s degree candidates and 38 PhD graduates.
Melvin was responsible for NASA’s education programs, strengthening awareness of the agency’s scientific goals and missions. He traveled across the country talking about space exploration with teachers and students, using NASA’s unique mission to promote interest in STEM education.
Melvin began his NASA career in 1989 as an aerospace research engineer . . .