CUTS TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PORTEND A LOST GENERATION OF INNOVATION

Professor Caroline Wagner has an editorial in The Hill, a newspaper in Washington, D.C., that focuses on politics and policy. She and co-author, Deborah Stine, Carnegie Mellon University, examine the impact of funding cuts to scientific and engineering research.

Click here to read, "Cuts to scientific research portend a lost generation of innovation."




ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL SPACE SYMPOSIUM AND CHAIR INSTALLATION

Dr. John M. Horack is the inaugural Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy, and in his joint appointment between the Glenn College and the College of Engineering, his research looks for ways to employ space as a tool to solve some of our most challenging problems. On Monday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. he will lead the first ever Space Symposium at Ohio State.

Two NASA center directors, a former NASA administrator, Apollo-era astronauts, the head of the Mexican space program, the head of the Korean space program, the director of the International Astronautical Federation and others are expected to attend and participate in the day's events.

The symposium will culminate with Horack's installation as the Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy.

Click here to learn more.




HIDDEN FIGURES PANEL DISCUSSION

Following Tuesday's (2/21/17) screening of the movie Hidden Figures — the story of three African-American women at NASA, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest space missions in history: the launching of John Glenn into orbit — Dr. Elizabeth Newton, director of the Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy, moderated a Facebook Live panel discussion on race, gender, leadership and the importance of diversity and gender equity in the private and public sectors. The panelists were:
  • Natalie Higdon, President: Women in Aviation at Ohio State & John Glenn College Undergraduate Student
  • Dr. Tashia Bradley, SR. Vice President for Student Engagement, Enrollment and Success: Wilberforce University
  • Keena Smith, Deputy County Administrator: Franklin County & President, National Forum, Central Ohio Chapter Black Public Administrators
Click here to go to the Battelle Center's Facebook page to watch the video.




HORACK TO LEAD U.N. SYMPOSIUM

Professor John Horack moderated an International Astronautical Federation symposium at the United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meeting in Vienna, Austria, Wed., Feb. 8, 2017.

The event, titled “What is at Stake in Space in 2017 and 2018,” began with an introduction by International Astronautical Federation President Dr. Jean-Yves LeGall, followed by a keynote address from Dr. Sandy Magnus, president of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. A moderated panel with seven speakers addressing "Views on Space — Why We Go" followed. In the last segment of the event, Prof. Dr. Johann-Dietrich Worner, director-general of the European Space Agency, delivered a keynote address that then led into a moderated panel discussion on "International Benefits from Space."