The Power of Believing in Yourself: Reflections of a Rocket Scientist

As part of the Dalhousie’s Black Student Advising Centre’s African Heritage Month Celebrations, join us on February 3, 2020 to hear Dr. Renee Horton, NASA Quality Engineer, speak on The Power of Believing in Yourself: Reflections of a Rocket Scientist.

Dr. Horton has excelled in her career despite going through many obstacles in her journey. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Material Science with a concentration in Physics from the University of Alabama as the first African American to receive this degree. Dr. Horton serves as a NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Quality Engineer at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans. Throughout her academic career, Dr. Horton, has received numerous accolade and awards including the Black Engineer of the Year Trailblazer Award in 2011. Dr. Horton will be sharing her story of success, challenges and future aspirations to our students to encourage them in their educational journey. Join us for an evening of empowerment while celebrating BSAC’s many years supporting black student success!


Topic: The Power of Believing in Yourself: Reflections of a Rocket Scientist

Speaker: Dr. Renee Horton

Moderator: Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch

Entertainment: Eriana Willis-Smith, Lyris Daye and more!

Time – Monday February 3, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location – McInnis Room, Dalhousie Student Union, 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Cost – FREE. Refreshments will be served

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