Sep 26, 2011, 12:01 ET
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: ELLEN OCHOA
Profile America — Monday, September 26th. As National Hispanic Heritage Month continues, many individuals are being recognized for their accomplishments. One of these is Ellen Ochoa, former astronaut and deputy director of flight crew operations at the Johnson Space Center. A classical flutist and private pilot, she is co-inventor of three patented optical systems. Chosen as an astronaut in 1990, she logged almost a thousand hours in space on four shuttle missions. Dr. Ochoa has masters and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering. In the U.S., there are 314,000 electrical and electronic engineers — more than 9 percent of them women and just over 5 percent Hispanic. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 461
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 615
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
CONTACT: Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762, rreed-at-census.gov
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau
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