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Lycoming College Society of Physics students visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on April 3. The tour was hosted by Lycoming alumna Katie Pazamickas, a 2009 graduate who works as a contractor for NASA.
Students attended a presentation about the James Webb Space Telescope given by Dr. Jonathan Gardner, a team leader of the JWST. The group also attended a presentation by former NASA astronaut Dr. Pierce Sellers, who has been on three space shuttle missions and is the deputy director of the Science and Exploration Directorate at Goddard.
The tour concluded with a viewing of Goddard's four-story clean room and satellite testing facilities.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.