Chief scientist from NASA visits Albuquerque students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A major player at NASA made a stop at Pathways Academy Tuesday.

Scientist Al Bowers is the Chief at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base.

Tuesday, he stopped at Pathways Academy, which is a private school for students with autism and special needs. Many of the students who attend are interested in math, science and technology.

Bowers talked with students about the industry, internships and careers. The principal says he hopes it will encourage students to further their education.

Bowers also develops technology and researches for NASA. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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