WTS Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala to Feature Astronaut Story Musgrave
“A Night of New Horizons” will be the theme of WTS NC Triangle Chapter’s Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala held on April 25th, 2012 at the Cardinal Club in Raleigh, NC. The theme was inspired by featured speaker Astronaut Story Musgrave. Mr. Musgrave is an engaging modern-day renaissance man, and will share his remarkable story at the gala. In addition, the emcee will be WRAL reporter and anchor Renee Chou. WTS-NC Triangle Chapter's gala raises funds for college scholarships and outreach.
More information including tickets for the event can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/wtsgala.
WTS-NC Triangle Chapter's annual gala raises funds for college scholarships and outreach programs for middle and high school students. The aim of these scholarships and outreach programs is to promote young women to enter into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) secondary education and careers.
Attendees include small business owners, as well as employees and decision makers for some of the largest engineering firms in the Triangle. Sponsors for the event include AECOM and Martin/Alexiou/Bryson, PC.
About Story Musgrave
Story Musgrave was an NASA astronaut for over 30 years and flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger's first flight, was a pilot on an astronomy mission, conducted two classified DOD missions, was the lead spacewalker on the Hubble Telescope repair mission, and on his last flight he operated an electronic chip manufacturing satellite on Columbia.
Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) is an international organization of transportation professionals with over 5,000 members represented in over 48 chapters throughout the United States. Members include engineers, planners, administrators, marketing professionals, and other men and women in public agencies and private firms working in a variety of transportation disciplines from all ethnic backgrounds.
The NC Triangle Chapter is highly recognized for hosting local to national level transportation industry events.