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October 3rd, 2011
01:09 PM ET

Dream tour led by NASA astronaut Harris inspiring children to study math and science

In New York City on Oct. 3 and 4, more than 30 schools from Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens have been invited to attend one of the two Dream Tour programs at the Harlem Armory and The Apollo Theater.

The DREAM (Daring to Reach Excellence for America's Minds) Tour was created by The Harris Foundation and Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American astronaut to walk in space. It's a motivational program that encourages America's middle school students to attend college and study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as a means to fulfill their dreams.

Dr. Harris delivers an engaging and educational program to students. These high-energy, high-tech events include music, testimonials from engineers, live science experiments and a simulated Shuttle launch. He talks to American Morning about the importance of inspiring children to study math and science saying, "technology drives everything."

Filed under: Science • Space • STEM