Vol. 2, No. 1 - Winter 2004

Barbara Berka, the new President of the Goddard Memorial Association, joined the GMA in 1998 after she retired from teaching science at the Bancroft School in Worcester. Already well-grounded in space science, she also was selected to attend an Honors Workshop (NEWEST) for elementary teachers at the Kennedy Space Center. As Secretary of the Association and outreach speaker, Barbara quickly became the resident expert on all aspects of Robert H. Goddard's life and his contributions to the field of space science.

Barbara teaches a WISE (Worcester Institute for Senior Education) class on Goddard's life and accomplishments, and has brought her program to many area groups. Barbara helped design the Goddard Memorial centerpiece and wrote the text for its educational panels. "Kitty" would be proud to have Barbara succeed her as our new president.