- Hosting events like this at AUM aims to inspire students and alumni by giving them the opportunity to listen and interact with people who have made a difference in the world.
With the start of the new academic year 2021-2022, the American University of the Middle East (AUM) hosted Michael Massimino, a former astronaut at NASA, who sent a message to its students and alumni, and shared his experiences with them, on Wednesday, the 29th of this month.
The event, titled “Follow Your Dreams, Reach for the Stars,” was attended by thousands of AUM students and alumni who interacted with Massimino, who spoke about his successful career as an astronaut and the challenges he faced during his professional journey and missions in space.
Hosting events like this at AUM aims to inspire students and alumni by giving them the opportunity to listen and interact with people who have made a difference in the world.
It is worth noting that Massimino has participated in two space shuttle missions and four spacewalks, and is the first person to tweet via the Twitter application from space. Massimino also holds the record for a spacewalk in one space shuttle mission, in addition to: He has successfully completed the most complex spacewalk, repairing the Hubble Space Telescope.
It should be noted, however, that Massimino is a lecturer in the College of Engineering at Columbia University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
Thus, this event is a qualitative addition to students and graduates of engineering at AUM, especially mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and those who participate in the activities in the Research and Innovation Center and the Robotics Club.
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