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Mars Science Lab Seminar at UC San Diego

In early November the California Space Grant Consortium and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination held a dynamic seminar with NASA/JPL’s Brian Schratz, lead engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Entry Descent and Landing (EDL) telecommunications team. Speaking to a packed auditorium in UC San Diego’s Structural & Materials Engineering Building Presentation Lab, Mr. Schratz described NASA’s past missions in the Mars Exploration Program, which found evidence for sustained interactions with liquid water, and the current MSL mission to explore a local region on Mars as a potential habitat for life, past or present.

Brian Schratz at UC San Diego

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Free Faculty Workshop at NASA Kennedy Space Center: July 19th & 20th, 2012

We are pleased to announce the 2012 Exploration Space Grant Faculty Workshop to be held July 19 & 20 at Kennedy Space Center.

The workshop will cover the newly developed and tested senior design course “Hybrid Rocket Experiment Station for Capstone Design” as well as the NASA Systems Engineering Process, senior design projects, and incorporating the NASA Systems Engineering Process into senior design projects. Continue reading

10th Annual Jim Arnold Lecture–May 6, 2011

The California Space Grant is co-sponsoring the 10th Annual Jim Arnold Lecture in honor of the founding chairman of the UCSD Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

Date: This Friday, May 6th
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Natural Sciences Building Auditorium (UC San Diego)
Speaker: Dr. Buford Price (UC Berkeley)
Title: Adventures on an Ultrasmall Scale: From Nuclear Tracks in Solids to Microbial Life in Polar Ice

For flyer and abstract, visit the following link: