Yuma, Arizona - Former astronaut Mike Forman will be visiting Arizona Western College on Thursday, September 22nd to talk to AWC students and students from the area about working in space. His presentation will take place in the Schoening Conference Center in the College Community Center (3C) on the Yuma Campus from 9:00 am -11:30 am.

Forman is a retired U.S. Navy pilot and a NASA astronaut. One of his NASA missions was to deliver the Japanese Experiment Module and the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulate to the International Space Station. In November 2009, he served as a crewmember for the STS-129 mission.

As part of the rural community college initiative, Forman’s visit is being funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Science Foundation of Arizona (SFAz) Plus 8 Grant.  The goal is to increase the number of students excited about STEM degree programs and careers.

"I am a big proponent of STEM education and am looking forward to sharing my spaceflight experiences with the students of Arizona Western," said Mike Forman.