CU-Boulder Memorial Service For Astronaut-Alumna Kalpana Chawla Set For 11 a.m. Wednesday At University Memorial Center

Published: Feb. 3, 2003


CU-Boulder memorial service for astronaut-alumna Kalpana Chawla set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at University Memorial Center

A public memorial service for CU-Boulder alumna Kalpana Chawla, one of seven astronauts who died Saturday on the space shuttle Columbia, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the University Memorial Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The memorial service will be in the Glenn Miller Ballroom of the UMC, located at Broadway and Euclid Avenue in Boulder.

Speakers will include CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard Byyny; Professor Charbal Farhat, chair of the aerospace engineering department; Emeritus Professor C.Y. Chow, Chawla's primary adviser in aerospace engineering; Stein Sture, associate dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science; and Chief of Staff Leonard Dinegar, representing the office of CU President Elizabeth Hoffman.

Chawla received her doctorate in aerospace engineering from CU-Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science in 1988.  She began working at the NASA Ames Research Center after graduating from CU-Boulder and was selected for astronaut training by NASA in 1994. She had flown on the space shuttle Columbia in 1997 before the latest flight, which launched on Jan. 16.

The memorial service will be followed by a small reception in UMC room 235 from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Pay parking is available in the Euclid Autopark east of the UMC on Euclid Avenue.

For more information on the memorial service call Jeannine Malmsbury in the CU-Boulder News Services Office at (303) 492-3115 or Gail Siegel in the Community Affairs Office at (303) 492-7084.