Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium Annual Symposium 2011

On Friday, April 8th, the RI Space Grant Consortium will hold its annual symposium in the Metcalf Auditorium at RISD’s  Chace Center. RISD’s relationship with NASA was made possible and is sustained through grant support from the RI Space Grant Consortium. John Connolly from NASA’s Johnson Space Center will be the keynote speaker for this event and will discuss why he and others at NASA work with RISD students. The event has been organized by Michael Lye, RISD’s NASA Coordinator (Senior Critic, Industrial Design).

In addition to presentations of Space Grant funded work done by RISD students,  research by other Space Grant affiliates from throughout the state will be discussed. The SG funds far more than just human space flight research and other kinds of interesting work will be reported.

This symposium will also be the official announcement of the RISD team’s results from NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race that occurred last weekend. The RISD team did very well but details will be revealed at the symposium.

The schedule of the Symposium is below.

8:00am

Breakfast and Poster Setup

9:00am

Introductions

9:15am

Peter Schultz: Rhode Island Space Grant Opportunities

9:30am

Michael Lye: RISG at RISD Retrospective

10:00am

Keynote by John Connolly of Johnson Space Center

10:45am

Poster Session and Break

11:15am

Tim Barker: Remote Observing in Australia

11:30am

Hong Yang: Bryant University’s RISG Program: An Overview

11:45am

Gaytha Langlois: Bryant University’s New Graduate Program – Global Environmental Studies

12:00noon

Lunch

1:00pm

Renée Gamba: Museum in Bloom

1:15pm

China Blue Wong: “Listening with More than Ears: the Sounds of Earth and Beyond” A Planetarium Experience

1:30pm

Andrea Simmons: Orientation in turbulence

1:45pm

Angela Stickle: Effects of Oblique Hypervelocity Impacts into Layered Targets

2:00pm

Ryan O’Kelly: Mechanistic Investigation of Nitrite Ion’s Nitric Oxide Production and the Spin State Control of Iron (II) Nitrosyl Adduct Reactions

2:15pm

Poster Session and Break

2:45pm

Michael Lye: Current RISG/RISD Studio Course and The 2010 Great Moonbuggy Race

3:00pm

Cliff Warren: The 2011 Great Moonbuggy Race Results

3:15pm

Bryan Cloyd: Interning at NASA’s Desert Research and Technology Studies

3:30pm

Qin Leng: Plant fossils, the efficient proxy for paleoclimate reconstruction

3:45pm

Caitlyn Witkowski: Molecular preservation of three-dimensionally preserved Cenozoic fossil conifers in high Arctic: Implications for environmental changes

4:00pm

Seth Horowitz: Data actualization of digital terrain models for enhanced student comprehension and educational outreach to the visually impaired

4:15pm

Closing Discussion

Division of Architecture + Design, Grants and fellowships, Lecture, Michael Lye, NASA, RI Space Grant, risd nasa moonbuggy