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    Representatives from NASA hosted events over a two-day period at The University of Scranton in September. Events included a panel discussion about career paths at NASA for local high school and University students, as well as the NASA Northeast Pennsylvania Industry Day for local business owners and manufacturers to learn about ways companies and individuals can support Artemis and future space missions. From left: Rachel Frissell, faculty specialist, physics and engineering, The University of Scranton; Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and engineering, The University of Scranton; James L. Reuter, associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA; Rev. Joseph Marinia, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; April Niver, Ph.D., economic development director for U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Office; and Jeffrey Box, president and CEO NEPA Alliance.

    NASA Lands on Campus for Two Days

    Representatives from NASA hosted events over a two-day period at The University of Scranton in September. Events included a panel discussion about career paths at NASA for local high school and University students, as well as the NASA Northeast Pennsylvania Industry Day for local business owners and manufacturers to learn about ways companies and individuals can support Artemis and future space missions. From left: Rachel Frissell, faculty specialist, physics and engineering, The University of Scranton; Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and engineering, The University of Scranton; James L. Reuter, associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA; Rev. Joseph Marinia, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; April Niver, Ph.D., economic development director for U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Office; and Jeffrey Box, president and CEO NEPA Alliance.
    October 4, 2022

    Representatives from NASA met with high school and University of Scranton students, as well as local business owners and manufacturers, to discuss career paths, space technology and ways companies and individuals can support Artemis, a robotic and human Moon exploration program led by NASA.

    Campus events, which spanned two days, included a panel discussion on NASA careers with 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. University of Scranton physics professor Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., moderated the panel discussion on Sept. 22. Earlier that day, Werkheiser met with Scranton students at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) meeting.

    On Sept. 23, NASA hosted the NASA Northeast Pennsylvania Industry Day, a networking event focused on collaboration opportunities with local businesses. The event at the University’s DeNaples Center included 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 attended the free event. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright also participated in the event.

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