A Well-Rounded Education

Staff Report | Feb. 5, 2013 | College of Arts and Letters

Astronaut Kevin Ford aboard the International Space Station

University of Notre Dame alumnus and NASA shuttle veteran Kevin A. Ford spoke with his alma mater from his command post on the International Space Station. He recorded this interview with University spokesperson Dennis Brown on Dec. 26, 2012.

“The big thing that stands out, Dennis, is that the education you get at Notre Dame is a general education to take you out into the world,” Ford says, noting that even though his major was aerospace engineering, he took a broad range of liberal arts classes and now regularly uses the analytical, communications, and language skills those courses help to develop.

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