High School Outreach Program Features Astronaut Al Sacco

Tuesday an outreach program here in San Antonio at the AIChE 2013 Spring Meeting gave high school students the opportunity to interact with professional engineers and learn more about what chemical engineers do.

The featured speaker was astronaut and chemical engineering professor Al Sacco, who shared his outer space experiences with students. He also played an interactive game that quizzed students about different systems aboard a spacecraft and which engineering discipline would be responsible for them.

Astronaut and chemical engineer Al Sacco

Students play interactive game with Al Sacco

The event was sponsored by Tesoro and AIChE, and co-sponsored by the Fuels & Petrochemical Division and the Education Division of AIChE.