Go For Launch!

St. Edward's University
July 10-12, 2017
9am - 5pm Daily
High School Students
& College Freshmen

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PRESENTING TEAM

*Team may be subject to change due to schedules.

DONALD THOMAS, PH.D. - RETIRED ASTRONAUT

Selected by NASA in January 1990, Dr. Thomas became an astronaut in July 1991. Dr. Thomas has served in the Safety, Operations Development, and Payloads Branches of the Astronaut Office. He was CAPCOM (spacecraft communicator) for Shuttle missions STS-47, 52 and 53. From July 1999 to June 2000 he was Director of Operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. A veteran of four space flights, STS-65, STS-70, STS-83 and STS-94, he has logged over 1,040 hours in space as a Mission Specialist.

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MICHELLE LUCAS

Michelle Lucas spent 10+ years working at NASA's Johnson Space Center. First as part of the International Space Station (ISS) Payload Safety Review Panel (PSRP) and then in the Mission Operations Directorate as a Flight Controller in ISS Mission Control and as a Astronaut Instructor in the ISS Daily Operations Group. Additionally she worked with each of the International Partners (European Space Agency – ESA, Japanese Space Agency – JAXA and the Russian Space Agency) in the field of Daily Operations, Flight Controller and Instructor Training. Michelle was part of the Core NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) team for 9 missions where astronauts would carry out analog space missions underwater in the Aquarius habitat. Along the way, Michelle found she has a passion for launching the next generation's dreams and ambitions. Her passion for inspiring students led to extensive work with other organizations in STEM outreach so she founded the non-profit Higher Orbits to use space to excite and inspire students about STEM, Leadership, Teamwork and Communication. Michelle is proud to be a Space Camp Alum and member of the Space Camp Hall of Fame. She believes that collaboration in space and STEM is the key to the stars! Space Inspires!

 

GARY MORRIS

Gary Morris earned his Ph.D. in Space Physics & Astronomy from Rice University, worked as a post-doctoral researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, then studied transport of air pollution from China to Japan on a Fulbright Scholar grant. He arrived at St. Ed’s in July 2014 as Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Physics, and is excited to bring Go For Launch! to Austin.

 

JIM ALLAN

Jim Allan is the Accessibility Coordinator the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He was the webmaster at the school for 18 years. Jim was an itinerant TVI in public schools for 10 years and an assistive technology specialist for 10 years. He has worked in the field of assistive technology and accessible information access for more than 38 years. Jim is committed to accessible web design; and, the development of accessible multimedia textbooks, online-learning materials, and assessment. An instructor at AccessU for 10 years, he has been teaching developers how to create accessible websites. Jim helped Space Camp to be accessible to visually impaired students, and has been bringing students for 23 years. He was inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame in 2009. Jim is a participant in the World Wide Web Consortium’s-Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C - WAI). He is the current Chair of the User Agent Working Group that developed browser accessibility guidelines. Jim is the Co-Chair of the Low Vision Taskforce. He has a PhD in Special Education from the University of Texas.

 
 

About St. Edward's University

Recognized among the nation's best Catholic universities and colleges, and as one of "America's Best Colleges," St Edward's University stands distinctively as a top liberal arts university, with partner universities in 11 countries.

The Congregation of Holy Cross founded St. Edward's more than a century ago, encouraging students to think critically, act ethically, embrace diversity, strive for social justice and recognize their responsibility to the world community. These traits, combined with challenging academic programs in the arts, sciences and humanities, distinguish a top liberal arts university, and prep students for success and deep personal fulfillment.

LOCATION

St. Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
 
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