Goddard Engineering Colloquia

Spring 2003 Schedule

All colloquia are held at 3:30 p. m. on Mondays in either the Building 3 Auditorium or the Building 8 Auditorium, as indicated below. Any changes in the schedule will be indicated on this page with the minimum possible delay.

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Current series schedule
Date  Topic  Speaker 
January 13
Building 3 Auditorium
Joint event with Systems Engineering Seminars
NASA's New Space Architect: Integrating Innovation and Reliability Gary L. Martin
January 20  No Colloquium (holiday)
January 27
Building 3 Auditorium 
From the Seabed to the Laboratory: Archaeology of the Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley Claire Peachey
Naval Historical Center 
February 3
Building 3 Auditorium 
The Gravity Probe B Mission: A Marriage of Physics and Technology Francis Everitt
Stanford University 
February 10
Building 3 Auditorium 
What can software engineering learn from physics? Tim Menzies
NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility 
February 17  No Colloquium (holiday)
February 24
Building 3 Auditorium 
DARPA Space Initiative Arthur A. Morrish
March 3
Building 3 Auditorium 
What makes Hubble special? Edward Cheng
Conceptual Analytics
March 10
Building 3 Auditorium 
James Webb and the Power Behind Apollo W. Henry Lambright
Syracuse University
March 17
Building 3 Auditorium 
Nuclear Propulsion and Project Orion: Manned Missions to Saturn for 1970 (After Mars in 1965!) George Dyson
Western Washington University
March 24
Building 3 Auditorium 
National Ignition Facility -- Programs Overview George H. Miller
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
March 31
Building 3 Auditorium
Designing the Next Industrial Revolution Ken Alston
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry
April 7
Building 3 Auditorium 
Climate & History Brian Fagan
University of California, Santa Barbara
April 14
Building 3 Auditorium 
Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies Ben Shneiderman
University of Maryland at College Park
April 21 No Colloquium (holiday)
April 28
Building 3 Auditorium 
Faster-than-Light Speeds and Tachyons: An Overview with Demonstrations Robert Ehrlich
George Mason University
May 5
Building 3 Auditorium 
Did the great masters "cheat" using optics? David Stork
Stanford University
May 12
Building 3 Auditorium 
Synchrotron Light: From Nuisance to Necessary Tool Erik D. Johnson
Brookhaven National Laboratory
May 19
Building 3 Auditorium 
A Thread Across the Ocean: the Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable John Steele Gordon
May 26  No Colloquium (holiday)

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