National Aeronauticus and Space Administration

Astronaut Leland Melvin was on a mission to encourage young people to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.). After collaborations with Pharrell, in May 2010, Astronaut Melvin contacted Dr. Williams to partner with From One Hand to AnOTHER.

Together, Astronaut Leland Melvin, Dr. Williams and Dollie McCown (Langley Research Center) set out to promote and bring to the greater Hampton Roads area, the Summer of Innovation initiative. Children from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News and the Eastern Shore attended classes and participated in STEM activities. The culminating event was held April 2011. NASA continues to be very supportive.

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