ASTRA Affiliated Programs

ASTRA's Futurist Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein Joins Shades of Blue Captain Willie Daniels to Honor the STEM Education Legacy of (Former) NASA Administrator and Astronaut, Major-General Charlie F. Bolden

January 26, 2017

On Friday January 13, 2017, as ASTRA's Futurist, I traveled to NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to join Shades of Blue Founder and CEO, Captain Willie Daniels, and a Shades of Blue Chapter Board Member from DCMD, Mr. Marvin Richardson, to honor the STEM Education Legacy of the 12th NASA Administrator and former Astronaut (ret), Major-General Charles F. Bolden, with A Shades of Blue Community Outreach Award and a Shades of Blue Astronaut Reunion Commemorative Patch. It was a wonderful gathering of leaders who each possesses a deep commitment to cultivating America’s Innovation Capacity on Earth and in Space.

NAMEPA honors ASTRA's Senior Advisor & Futurist Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein with Wings to Succeed Award, Celebrating "100 Shades of Diversity"

January 18, 2017

The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) honored ASTRA Senior Advisor and Futurist, Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein, with the 2016 NAMEPA Wings to Succeed Award at its 37th Annual National Conference celebrating, ‘100 Shades of Diversity’ at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The award was presented by Mrs. Virginia Womack, Executive Director of NAMEPA to Dr. Lowenstein in recognition of her lifelong commitment to future-focused equity programs that foster the innovation capacity of America.

'Girls of Energy' Launched… U. S. Department of Energy's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity: Engage Diverse Populations in STEM Education & Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists

January 08, 2017

As a recently appointed Ambassador to the Minorities of Energy initiative, I was delighted to be invited by the Director of The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Dr. LaDoris Harris, to attend an official launch of Girls of Energy on December 9th 2016 at Excel Academy, the first all-girls charter school in Washington DC. This e-learning initiative has been designed to ignite curiosity and engage young minds across the globe by spotlighting exceptional women who are conquering today’s energy challenges and creating tomorrow’s technology solutions.

NetGeneration of Youth Cyberjournalist L. Noir Carr inspired by U.S. Department of Energy's displays at T.C. Williams High School's Noche De Ciencias (Night of Science)

December 29, 2016

I was delighted to be invited by Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein to serve as a Global NetGeneration of Youth Cyberjournalist and attend an annual TC Williams High School “Noche de Ciencias,” more commonly known as “Night of Science.” Upon entering the Alexandria, Virginia High School, I was immediately welcomed by students, who then ushered me to the dining area where a variety of booths circled the inside of the room.

2016 STEM on the Hill Inspires 300 Global NetGeneration of Youth STEM Ambassadors as the Next Generation of Innovators

May 23, 2016

Under the leadership of ASTRA’s Advisor and Futurist, Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein, three hundred Global NetGeneration of Youth STEM Ambassadors travelled to the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. on April 12th to serve as inquiring Cyberjournalists at the 21st annual Congressional Visits Day STEM on the HillTM Reception convened by the Science-Engineering -Technology Working Group (www.setcvd.org) and co-chaired by ASTRA and IEEE.

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