Dr. Amy Foster visits OSU, MAKERS: Women in Space


Hey, did you know that March is Women’s History Month and this past Sunday was International Women’s Day? The Women’s Programming Advisory Council (WPAC) has planned a variety of events to coincide with this month.

Although with any __________ History Month, we feel we should all be honoring the

accomplishments of all individuals, regardless of gender or race throughout the entire year : )

In preparation for WPAC’s free screening of the PBS documentary, MAKERS: Women Who Make America, this Thursday, March 12, at 5 p.m. in CLB 114, WPAC would also like to recognize another event coming to OSU that is being planned by the OSU Gender & Women Studies and American Studies programs and the OSU history department.

Foster Poster, Final VersionDr. Amy Foster, a notable space historian, particularly on the history of women and gender in space, will be at OSU today and tomorrow to talk to the OSU community about the impact of women on the U.S. and international space programs. Today, Foster will be giving a lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Room 416 of the OSU Student Union titled, How Lt. Uhura changed the world: The history of NASA’s women astronauts.

Tomorrow, March 11, Foster will host a reception and book signing at 5 p.m. in the Noble Research Center (NRC) atrium. Foster will be featuring her book, Integrating Women into the Astronaut Corps: Politics and Logistics at NASA, 1972-2004. Following the reception, MAKERS: Women in Space, in which Foster is featured, will be screened for free in Room 207, NRC.

The Foster and WPAC events are free to all students, faculty, and staff at OSU, so I encourage you PLEASE take advantage of these educational and cultural opportunities while you’re here in Stillwater. There are free events like this going on all the time around campus. An easy way to find them is to go to OSU’s calendar on the OSU homepage! We hope to see you at either or both of these MAKERS screenings!


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