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People of Persistence: A Journey Beyond Disability

About this event

This past summer, Urban Miyares and a small crew of fellow sailors competed in the 2005 Trans-Pacific yacht race. While all but one member of the Challenged America crew was disabled, the team finished 4th in a class of able-bodied sailors and in the top third overall. Using new sailing technologies developed in part by students at San Diego State University, the crew overcame many obstacles to complete the 2,225-mile trek. Mr. Miyares will tell the story of his journey and the people and events that made it possible.

San Diego State University professor Karen May-Newman and two students will be in attendance along with a display featuring some of the prototype equipment that they designed for the yacht, the B'Quest.

RSVP: olpa-events@nsf.gov

A video of this lecture is available for viewing at http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.cfm?med_id=57265 .