Visit from Vice President(photo caption)
Vice President Al Gore (right) talks with College senior
Jonathan Barnes (center) and Mayor Richard Daley (left) about Barnes' work on the Mars Pathfinder mission. Gore, holding the Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer designed and built by Chicago scientists (see story on page 1), including Barnes, was at the University in July, participating in the panel discussion "Investing in Higher Education."
Other participants included students Jameene Banks, who is starting her first year in the College this fall and who visited the South Pole last year with scientists from the University, and Luisa Rebull, a graduate student in astrophysics who is active in the University's project to connect Chicago Public Schools to the Internet and who helps pair University students with CPS teachers who want to learn more about science and the Internet. U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush also participated.