A female NASA astronaut will be making a visit to the Friendly City Thursday afternoon.
Dorothy M. Metcalf-Lindenburger will provide the keynote address at the "women in Technology" conference at Oglebay.
Astronaut Metcalf-Lindenburger and other professional women will share their experiences and the qualities it takes to be successful in the fields of technology.
Participants will be treated to inspirational women speakers, informative and useful panel discussions and breakout sessions, an exhibitor showcase, and ample opportunity for quality networking.
The event is designed to encourage and support women involved in all aspects of technology.
Additionally, Judy Sheppard, President and CEO of Professional Services of America, Inc. in Parkersburg, will be recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2012 West Virginia and Region 3 Minority Small Business Person of the Year.
The two-day conference is presented in support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Division of Science and Research, and the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.
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