On Aug. 1, 2011, the Houston Urban Debate League (HUDL), in conjunction with the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, will host the Space Policy Day. At this cutting-edge seminar, space industry leaders will speak to 200 HISD high school urban debaters. Their discussions will also be webcast live to students and members of the space and educational communities around the world. Scheduled participants include astronauts Scott J. Kelly, our keynote speaker, and Nicole Stott. The program will also include a tribute to the late commercial space pioneer David Hannah Jr.
Throughout the 2011-2012 school year, debaters across the country will research, learn about and debate the complex issues facing the space industry today. HUDL -- the nation"s fastest-growing and second-largest urban debate league, serving nearly 1,000 students from 28 high schools -- will launch the discussion with this truly unique opportunity to learn from the brightest and the best minds in the space industry. Debating space policy will prepare these students for careers not only in law and business, but also in science, technology, engineering and math.
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