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Hubble Space Telescope

WCSU was the focal point for a 20th anniversary celebration of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, which was built in Danbury. The university hosted a family science fair, an educational panel for girls interested in science and technology, a discussion by corporate executives about the future of aerospace, teacher training based on Hubble discoveries, and an exclusive showing of the IMAX movie featuring the latest Hubble repair mission.

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Paul Bouffard, senior manufacturing engineer at Goodrich ISR Systems, discusses the Hubble Space Telescope; panelists for a discussion about Women in Science and Engineering included (l-r): Rachael Manzer, a science coach in the Suffield School District, president of the Connecticut Science Teachers Association, and in training as a NASA teacher astronaut; and Suzanne Woll, an official with the Society of Women Engineers, who manages a staff of 50 scientists and engineers in the Systems Department of the United Technologies Research Center; the full panel included (l-r): Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Ruth Gyure, a scholar in residence for the American Society for Microbiology and a recipient of the Connecticut State University System Board of Trustees Teaching Award; Manzer; Woll; and Valentina Lugo, a graduate of MIT and a mechanical design engineer with Hamilton Sundstrand.