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"Investments in our Future: Exploring Space through Innovation and Technology," an Evening with Dr. Bobby Braun, NASA Chief Technologist
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM (EDT)
Please join us for an evening with Penn State alumnus and NASA's chief technologist, Dr. Bobby Braun.
The evening begins with a hosted reception with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Following the reception, Dr. Braun will present a lecture titled Investments in our Future: Exploring Space through Innovation and Technology from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. including a Q&A session.
Dr. Braun serves as the principal advisor and advocate on NASA matters concerning agency-wide technology policy and programs. Dr. Braun received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Penn State in 1987, M.S. in astronautics from George Washington University in 1989, and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford in 1996.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently honored Dr. Braun with the Von Karman Lectureship in Astronautics. The award is given annually to someone who has performed notably and distinguished themselves technically in the field of astronautics. Dr. Braun was recognized for significantly advancing the understanding of the challenge of Mars entry, descent, and landing, and for the development of systems concepts and technologies enabling Martian exploration programs.
Admission to the event is FREE of charge but reservations are REQUIRED to attend. You must bring your printed ticket for admittance to the reception.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Alumni Relations
Penn State College of Engineering
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Penn State University and Johns Hopkins University
The evening with Dr. Braun is co-sponsored by the following organizations: