Kennedy News

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Oct. 26, 2009
RELEASE : 57-09
NASA Education Manager Receives Award, Visits Area Schools
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Hortense Blackwell Burt, a former resident of Dallas and education projects manager at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is being recognized by the National Women of Color organization for her work in promoting minority education advancements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, also known as STEM.

Burt will receive the National Women of Color Award for Educational Leadership at the 2009 Women of Color Technology Awards Conference Oct. 31, in Dallas.

Burt is scheduled to speak to students at the following schools within the Dallas Independent School District, Oct. 27 through Oct. 30.

--Oct. 27
11 a.m. - James Madison High School
2 p.m. - Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

--Oct. 28
9:30 a.m. - Lincoln High School
1 p.m. - Middle College, El Centro

--Oct. 29
9 a.m. - A.M. Smith High School
1 p.m. - D.A. Hulcy Middle School

--Oct. 30
9 a.m. - O.W. Holmes Middle School

Media interested in attending any of the school events must check-in at the principal's office prior to the event. For Burt's biography, visit:


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