Participants at the ARISS Education Summit in Washington
Participants at the ARISS Education Summit in Washington

For immediate release

RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, is in Washington, DC attending meetings for the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program.

Opening slide at ARISS Education Summit

On October 15 and 16, the meetings are devoted to an ARISS-US Education Summit during which individuals share their experiences using ARISS contacts to stimulate an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among students.

Many of the participants at the meetings are teachers and they are joined by ARISS-US officials and the delegates to the ARISS International meeting that is taking place this Wednesday and Thursday, October 17 and 18.

Glenn is representing Radio Amateurs of Canada and another Canadian delegate, Chet Latawiek, VE3CFK, is representing the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT). 

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