IllinoisX Space Technology Academy

Did you miss the Space Technology Talks? The videos will be available in the MOOC soon.

You can find more information here – HOME – illinoisxspacetechnologyacademy (niu.edu)

January 27th

Chris Hansen – NASA Topic: Space Suits Engineer

Haley Cummings – NASA Topic: How to Fly on Mars- Part 1

February 3rd

Dr. Joshua Rovey – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Topic: Electric and Chemical Propulsion

Dr. John Shelton – Northern Illinois University Topic: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

February 10th

Cancelled due to technical difficulties

February 17th

Dr. William Schonberg – Missouri University of Science and Technology Topic: Space Debris

Shannah Withrow – NASA Topic: How to Fly on Mars: Part 2

February 24th

Dr. Darron Luesse – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Topic: How Plants Change their Growth and Development in Space

Dr. Wesley Swingley – Northern Illinois University Topic: The interactions between life and the environment that drive

March 3rd

Dr. Zach Putnam – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Topic: Planetary Entry, Descent, and Landing

Mark McDonald – Chief Architect; Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Topic: Artemis and Space Technology

March 10th

Dr. Francesco Panerai – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Topic: TBD

Dr. Dean Campbell – Bradley University Topic: Bringing Space Science into Chemistry

March 17th

Dr. Andrew Dombard – University of Illinois at Chicago Topic: Lunar Lithosphere: what is it and why it is important

Michelle Munk – NASA Topic: Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) Technologies for Space Exploration

March 24th

Dr. Leslie Gertsch – Missouri University of Science and Technology Topic: Lunar Mining

Terry Fong – NASA Topic: Explore with autonomous systems and robotics

March 31st

Dr. Noshir Contractor – Northwestern University Topic: Missions to Mars: Understanding and Preparing Teams for the Future

Samantha McCue – Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Topic: A New Way of Doing Business – The XQ-58A and Trends in the Aerospace Industry

April 7th

Niki Werkheiser – NASA Topic: Lunar Surface Innovation Initiative (LSII) & cross-cutting tech. for transformative missions

John Dankanich – NASA Topic: NASA “Go” Focus Area: In-Space Transportation domain for NASA

April 14th

Josh Adamson – Sr. Principal Thermal Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation Topic: James Webb Space Telescope

Cythnia Garcia-Eidell – University of Illinois at Chicago Topic: Please don’t pass the salt: Progress on ocean salinity monitoring from space

April 21st

Dr. YJ Lin – Northern Illinois University Topic:  A new look on Aircraft De-Icing Technology

Dr. Laura Villafane – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Topic: Space Dust

April 28th

Dr. Mel Ulmer – Northwestern University Topic: A Novel Technology for Giant Space Telescopes

Dr. Michael Lembeck – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Topic: Why Space Exploration is important to the U.S.

May 5th

Dr. Sonny White – Limitless Space Institute Topic: Advanced power and propulsion to enable interstellar flight

Kristopher Miller, NASA Topic: ARTEMIS: Advanced Real Time Environment for Modeling, Integration, and Simulation