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    The University of Scranton’s Physics and Engineering Department will host representatives from NASA for a free event for high school and college students to learn about Artemis and the role of space technology in exploration. Participants will also learn about career paths at NASA and how to become involved with the Artemis project. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 in the PNC Auditorium of Loyola Science Center.

    NASA to Discuss Artemis Space Technology Sept. 22

    The University of Scranton’s Physics and Engineering Department will host representatives from NASA for a free event for high school and college students to learn about Artemis and the role of space technology in exploration. Participants will also learn about career paths at NASA and how to become involved with the Artemis project. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 in the PNC Auditorium of Loyola Science Center.
    September 14, 2022

    Representatives from NASA will be at The University of Scranton on Thursday, Sept. 22, to discuss space technology and Artemis, a robotic and human Moon exploration program led by NASA. At a 7 p.m. panel discussion and reception, area high school and college students and their families, can also learn about career paths at NASA and how students can become involved with the Artemis Generation.

    The event, titled “We Are Going: Artemis and the Role of Space Technology,” will begin with a panel discussion at 7 p.m. in PNC Auditorium of University’s Loyola Science Center. Panelists will discuss how technology drives exploration. They will discuss how, through Artemis, NASA will return to the Moon and test the technologies needed to take the next giant leap: sending astronauts to Mars. Panelists will discuss how NASA’s investments in research and development contribute to science and human exploration missions, and support opportunities and advancements on Earth. They will also discuss how the agency’s work benefits communities across the country, and how individuals can join the Artemis Generation.

    A reception will immediately follow the panel discussion in the Atrium of Loyola Science Center. The event is free of charge.

    Panelists are: Niki Werkheiser, director for Technology Maturation, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters; Jason L. Kessler, program executive, Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters; and Stephanie Yeldell, education integration lead, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters.

    Earlier in the day, Werkheiser will speak to University of Scranton students at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) meeting on campus.

    On Sept. 23, NASA will offer an industry day and networking event focused on collaboration opportunities with local businesses at the University’s DeNaples Center. NASA Northeast Pennsylvania Industry Day will begin at 9 a.m. and will include national and local speakers, presentations, and networking opportunities in collaboration with the Keystone Space Collaborative, Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, and Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Local business owners, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and university representatives are encouraged to attend the free event. Registration is required and can be made on the event’s website.

    The Sept. 22 NASA panel discussion and reception, titled “We Are Going: Artemis and the Role of Space Technology,” is free of charge and does not require reservations.

    For more information about the NASA event on Sept. 22, contact the University’s Office of Community and Government Relations at community@scranton.edu or 570-941-4419.

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