NASA’s 2011 Future Forum – College Park, MD

Thursday, August 11, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
University of Maryland
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
College Park, MD


Through NASA, America Continues to Dream Big: NASA’s future aeronautics, science and exploration missions are grand in scope and bold in stature. These future missions require investments in innovative technology, science and education today. More information.

NASA’s impact on the America’s technologies, workforce and economy are based on investments and innovations from the past. Today’s investments in education, science, innovation and space technology will maintain NASA’s position on the cutting-edge while stimulating our economy and the global competitiveness.

NASA’s missions are a catalyst for the creation of new products and services; new businesses and industries; and high-quality, sustainable jobs while also serving as an inspiration for young people to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and career paths.

Join NASA leadership, technologists, scientists, and engineers along with local business, science, technology, and education leaders as they discuss the future role of NASA in further advancing innovation, technology, science, engineering, education and the economy that benefits your community and the nation.
The Program will feature panel discussions on Innovation, Discovery, National Benefits, and Education, and will feature key speakers from NASA, including:

       Dr. Robert Braun,  NASA Chief Technologist,
       Dr. Waleed Abdalati,  NASA Chief Scientist, 
–       Dr. Laurie Leshin, Deputy Associate Administrator for NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate and

       Leland Melvin, Astronaut and NASA Associate Administrator for Education
Registration for this event has closed but please join us LIVE on the day of the event on NASA TV or via the web
Future Forums are day-long meetings to discuss the role of technology, innovation, science and education in our future space exploration plans and in sustaining economic development here on Earth.

NASA’s Future Forum series will be visiting university campuses around the country throughout this year.  We anticipate convening 3-4 additional Forums- geographically spread across the US where you can attend one near you.


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