I don’t get the sense that there’s a gigantic expansion [of experiential learning] under way. I think there’s a growing recognition that this is extremely important and valued by students, by employers, by their families ... Could we do more? Yes, we could do more.
Concordia is ideally positioned to play a strong role in the nationwide research effort to invent and refine the smart energy solutions of tomorrow ... This new grant from NRCan builds on the solar energy expertise established through the Solar Buildings Research Network, which was headquartered at Concordia from 2005-2010.
You have to remember my role models were men, so I was watching John Glenn and Alan Shepard and also the engineers I read about [like Mercury spacecraft designer] Max Faget ... What I am really proud about is that our country decided that it was important to include women in the exploration of space.More quotes »
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Today in photo history – 1960: Alan Shepard first American to travel into space
Alan Shepard Jr. rests in his Freedom 7 capsule awaiting his trip into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 5, 1961. Shepard's 15-minute suborbital flight marked a major success for NASA, making him the first American to travel into space. (AP Photo) from Dallas Morning News - Blogs Read more »
Space Shuttle Astronauts Inducted Into U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame
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1959, NASA presented its first seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, 91, died in Phoenix, Ariz. In 1963, British statesman Winston Churchill from Sify Read more »