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Begay-Campbell to speak at MSU Berger lecture Oct. 5

September 27, 2005 -- from MSU News Service

Sandra Begay-Campbell is to deliver MSU's annual Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in SUB Ballroom A.   High-Res Available

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Bozeman -- Sandra Begay-Campbell, a regent for the University of New Mexico and an engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, will deliver the 2005 Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in SUB Ballroom A at Montana State University.

Begay-Campbell will speak about "Walking in Beauty on an Ever-changing Path - A Native Woman Engineer's Perspective." Her lecture is free and open to the public.

Begay-Campbell is a principal member of Sandia's technical staff, where she leads staff efforts in the laboratories' renewable energy program and assists American Indian tribes with renewable energy development.

Begay-Campbell is the former executive director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the number of American Indian scientists and engineers. She received her bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree in structural engineering from Stanford University. She has worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories as well as Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Begay-Campbell served on the national board of directors for Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN). She received Stanford University's 2000 Multicultural Alumni of the Year Award and she was also selected as a recipient of the Governor's Award for Outstanding Women from the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women. She was the recipient of the 2003 Women of Color Emerald Honor for Community Service presented during the Third Annual Women of Color Research Sciences and Technologies Awards Conference.

The MSU Department of Native American Studies has sponsored the free, public Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture on American Indian issues for more than 20 years. For more information, call MSU Native American Studies at 994-3881.

Contact: Genevieve Burmeister (406) 994-3881