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Science Study Break - Living and Working in Space

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Location: Garrison Hall (GAR 0.102)

Speaker: Dr. Wallace Fowler

The first Science Study Break of the new academic calendar gets spaced out with a discussion of life off the planet as depicted in film and on TV.

Director of Texas Space Grant Consortium and holder of the Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship in Engineering, Dr. Wallace Fowler discusses the basics of life in space — air, water, food, health — as presented in Firefly, Star Trek, Ender's Game and other space-faring movies and television shows.

Fowler's research focuses on the area of design and design methodology, the modeling and design of spacecraft and planetary exploration systems. He has served on the Cockrell School of Engineering faculty since 1965. He has three years of industrial experience, has published more than 50 technical articles and reports and has co-authored three books and was inducted into the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 1997. He is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Society for Engineering Education and served as President of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2000-2001.

Fowler's current work focuses on the development of systems engineering materials and courses for the aerospace engineering program.

Free pizza (while it lasts) for program attendees.

Science Study Break is generously supported by the University Federal Credit Union. Read more about Science Study Break and past episodes.

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