The Value of STEM Education: An Astronaut’s Viewpoint

Program Description: Dr. Bernard Harris, a former NASA astronaut, will address how a greater focus on STEM will contribute to Nigeria’s desire to diversify its economy, enhance its public health system, and of course, improve its educational system. Post has consistently strived to encourage the Nigerian public, especially young people, to be aware of what will be necessary for the country to move beyond its dependence on oil and become more competitive across a range of sectors in the 21st century.  We believe Dr. Harris is well-positioned to bolster this message.  Naturally COVID-19 will also be raised and we believe Dr. Harris, a former Air Force flight surgeon, is equipped to describe the role of science in meeting the demands of curbing the pandemic and preparing us to deal with future outbreaks.