Symposium Welcome by Adrian Jimenez

 

Welcome to the Oregon NASA Space Grant (OSGC) 2021 Spring Symposium. OSGC is committed to providing unique educational experiences and hands-on research opportunities to students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and STEM education programs at our member institutions. OSGC programs contribute to the development of a diverse and qualified STEM national workforce in disciplines needed to support and achieve NASA’s strategic goals and align with the agency’s top research priorities.

 

OSGC provides students an opportunity to work together with a faculty mentor on research projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) or STEM education that goes beyond what is taught in the classroom. Participants in the SCORE and STARR programs will present their research projects and share their experiences at this Spring Symposium. We invite you to view this year’s student posters and join the students as they present their projects.

 

We are excited to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Nicholas Cramer, Ph.D., project manager at NASA Ames Research Center in the Intelligent Systems Division. Dr. Cramer currently leads the Distributed Spacecraft Autonomy project, developing and maturing autonomous decision making and command and control technologies for distributed spacecraft systems. Dr. Cramer will kick off the event with his talk titled Intelligent Systems from Structures to Spacecraft: A Development Path. There will be an informal conversation/Q&A session with Dr. Cramer in the afternoon.

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Welcome to the Oregon NASA Space Grant 2020 Student Symposium. Oregon NASA Space Grant (OSGC) is committed to providing unique educational experiences and hands-on research opportunities to students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and STEM education programs at our member institutions. OSGC programs contribute to the development of a diverse and qualified STEM national workforce in disciplines needed to support and achieve NASA’s strategic goals and align with the agency’s top research priorities.

 

OSGC-funded students who participated in NASA or university summer internships; were part of an OSGC Undergraduate Team Experience project; or were engaged with faculty research, present their research projects and share their experiences at the annual Student Symposium. We invite you to view this year’s student posters and join the students as they present their projects.

 

We are pleased to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Frederick (Rick) Colwell, Ph.D., professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University. Dr. Colwell will kick off the event with his talk titled Microbiology of the Planet, One Gig at a Time.

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