Accomplished doctor/inventor to be honored with Tubman's Shelia Award ... Barbara Geter, assistant director for instruction at the academy, said, "We were so thrilled. We wanted to express our appreciation when someone so pre-eminent in their field visits the campus. ... I think it lifts (the students') spirits and gives them hope for the future." That was the message Bath imparted to the audience during her address when she told them she firmly believed that a cure for blindness would be found in her lifetime. "Science is unlimited, and I'm a very optimistic person," she told the audience. "I have to be." ... This is GREAT. Plus she ATTENDED some POLITICAL MATTERS affecting us too in her PAST.