Hernández will speak at LISTA’s National Emerging Technology Leadership Summit scheduled for
Monday and Tuesday March 4th and 5th, 2013.
José M. Hernández, NASA astronaut and an engineer, will speak at the LISTA National Emerging Technology Leadership Summit on Monday March 4th 2013, followed by a Q and A period and “Reaching for the Stars” book signing. His motivational presentation, will discuss the importance of reaching for the stars and obtaining your goals. The event, which is open to all and to the press, will be held at the Miami Dade Collge, Wolson Campus Chapman Auditorium.
“Our goal at LISTA is to encourage our members to think big and conquer obstacles,” said Mr. Jose A. Marquez-Leon, National CEO of LISTA. “There is an entire segment of Latinos who are seeking opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and don’t see where they fit in, this exciting speaker will demonstrate that there are endless career possibilities to be gained by earning an education and developing a solid game plan for your life.”
The son of Mexican immigrants, Hernández was born in French Camp, Calif. He grew up working in the farm fields of Southern California. In August 2009, Hernández served as a mission specialist with the STS-128 crew aboard the space shuttle Discovery. During their 14-day mission on the International Space Station, the crew traveled more than 5.7 million miles.
“I am excited about the conversation which will take place when astronaut Hernandez speaks to our members,” said David Contreras, Southwest Regional Vice President and Co-founder, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association. “We are thankful for this experience and NASA for their support.”
LISTA Emerging Technology Leadership Summit is Sponsored by:
AT&T, Aetna, Comcast, Cigna, Coca Cola, City of Miami, Miami Dade College, WorldPay, Ford Motor Company, NCTA, Praxis, StateFarm and Verizon
The Event will be held at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Monday, March 4th and 5th, 2011
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (ET)