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Space historian, Dr. Amy Foster visits OSU

Tue, March 03, 2015
Dr. Amy Foster

Dr. Amy Foster, notable author of works on gender and space, will visit Oklahoma State University on March 10-11 to talk about her research and experiences with NASA. 

On March 10, Foster will hold a lecture titled, “How Lt. Uhura Changed the World: NASA’s Women Astronauts”, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 416 of the OSU Student Union. 

On March 11, a reception and book signing will begin at 5 p.m. in the Noble Research Center (NRC) atrium on the OSU-Stillwater campus. Admission is free to the public and students, faculty and staff of OSU.

Foster will be featuring her book, Integrating Women into the Astronaut Corps: Politics and Logistics at NASA, 1972-2004. Books will be available for purchase.

Following the reception, the PBS documentary MAKERS: Women in Space, in which Foster is featured, will be shown in Room 207, NRC. Foster will give a talkback to the audience post-screening.

Foster is an associate professor of history at the University of Central Florida. She received her Ph.D. in history from Auburn University.

The event is co-sponsored by the OSU department of history and the American Studies and Gender & Women Studies programs. The Fae Rawdon Norris Endowment for the Humanities is funding Foster’s visit.