The Register, 1980-03-25
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recognition academic achievement the hampton roads chapter norfolk state university wiggins and sturdivants copt william mcmillian tystnf 8 radl Â° sta "Â° n ' wnaa 9 Â° s fm ' r Â° bert fn,guada " sp,ns 8 photo by the commons area of f.a williams cafeteria the a luncheon reception will be held after the convocation in honor's day acknowledges a&t students in each department who have achieved an academic average of 3.0 or better each student will receive a certificate of certifying the annual honor's day convocation will be held wednesday march 26 at 10 a.m in moore gymnasium by tony moore he worked in the optical physics department of the hughes research laboratory in malibu california prior to his selection to his selection to nasa physics there in 1976 he has been training since july 1 1978 at the johnson space center in houston texas in preparation for participation in the nation's space shuttle program in the mid-1980's as a mission specialist his main space shuttle work will be to conduct medical astronomical scientific and other reception is for the convocation committee which is chaired by rev ralph ross religious activities director chancellor lewis c dowdy students attend nta symposium dr glenn f rankin vice chancellor for academic affairs the deans of the maryland and massachusetts many ways such as 1 institute of technology were providing an opportunity for among those represented seniors and graduate students two students lester wiggins and kenneth sturdivant seniors in the a&t university department of industrialtechnology recently participated in the national technical association nta student symposium held at technology felt that the nta symposium was quite beneficial to the students in the students sponsor dr edgar farmer a faculty member in industrial to present their work to a large audience and 2 giving students an opportunity to share their ideas with other students from various colleges and universities throughout the country the national aeronautics space administration's nasa activities center in election committee plans first miss a&t pageant the contest is open to full time and part-time students of all majors the deadline for submitting abstracts for the experiment designs was march 1 with a final report due no later than april 1 contest winners will be announced may 1 the experiment is divided into three categories of biology chemistry and physics and engineering and technology the shuttle program under the direction of dr stuart ahrens is presently conducting a 2400 contest to determine an experiment to be built and tested on america's space shuttle experiments mcnair is also an official consultant of the a&t student shuttle program hampton virginia the symposium was sponsored by increases by 15 percent army rotc enrollment he is a 1971 physics graduate of a&t he won a ford foundation fellowship to the massachusetts institute of technology mit and obtained his ph d in laser dr mcnair was among the first blacks to be accepted into the national aeronautics and space administration nasa in january of 1978 different schools and departments the honor students and the keynote speaker for the morning dr ronald e mcnair of the nta nasa old dominion university hampton institute and presentations concerned solar energy more specifically wiggins presentation was on the utilization of solar energy for residential commercial and military use sturdivant's presentation was on solar power alarm system and its implications for low-income families twenty-one other students from various colleges and universities also presented technical papers schools such as the university of texas at by ella mcmillan enrollment in the advanced class of army rotc is up 15 percent from last year according to capt william mcmillian enrollment officer here at a&t there is a striking change in the mood on college campuses including a&t the turbulence of the 1980's has been replaced by an attitude of quiet seriousness reawakening interest in scholarship and a concern for careers after college he said reflected in this change is student attitude it is the healthy comeback of army rotc mcmillian said some of the reasons for the increase is outstanding merit freshman students are eligible for four year scholarships the students see rotc page 2 scholarship programs see candidates page 2 speeches for all other offices will be in harrison auditorium on tuesday april 8 with the actual voting on april 9 campaign week for candidates will be april 1-8 this year the speeches for miss a&t are being replaced by the pageant more formal view of the young ladies who want to be the official representative of a&t in past year miss a&t was elected on popularity posters and/or speeches the elections committee presented the idea of a pageant so that students can get a the young ladies will have an opportunity to exhibit a talent in the second phase of the competion lastly an on the-spot question will be asked of each candidate their personalities and then explain how their attire accomplishes this reflection austin university of candidates for the position of first lady of a&t will be presented in competition in three categories they will be required to dress to reflect another change within the standard election procedures will be a miss a&t pageant one major change is the alienation of the election committee from the student government association sga michael eure chairman of the elections committee explained that in the past students have accused the sga of biased support of candidates for office a disassociation of the election committee with the sga will hopefully remedy this concerning potential candidates for various offices for the 1980-81 school year by thomas e harris the elections committee released information thi4c7 register ronald mcnair will speak at honors convocation -~ complete awareness for complete commitment volume xu number,42 north carolina agricultural ani technical state university 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