Goddard Engineering Colloquia

Spring 2004 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 19  No Colloquium (holiday)
January 26
Building 3 Auditorium 
Raising Gus Grissom's Mercury Capsule
[NOTE: Rescheduled to May 10]
Curt Newport
Newport Explorations 
February 2
Building 3 Auditorium 
Challenges for Computing and Information Technology In the 21st Century Wm. A. Wulf
National Academy of Engineering 
February 9
Building 3 Auditorium 
The US Navy's First Submarine Paul Rice
US Navy 
February 16  No Colloquium (holiday)
February 23
Building 3 Auditorium 
A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals About the Past and Future of our Species, Planet, and Universe Gino Segre
University of Pennsylvania
March 1
Building 3 Auditorium 
Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age Dave Clary
March 8
Building 3 Auditorium 
Science and Science Fiction Catherine Asaro
Molecudyne Research
March 15
Building 3 Auditorium 
The Past and Future of the Internet Lawrence Roberts
Caspian Networks
March 22
Building 3 Auditorium 
Back to the Moon with New Technologies: Better and Cheaper! Paul Lowman
March 29
Building 3 Auditorium
GRACE Mission Byron Tapley
University of Texas at Austin
April 5
Building 3 Auditorium 
Reading Between the Lines: Applications of Imaging Technology to Recover Lost Writings Roger Easton, Jr., and Keith Knox
Rochester Institute of Technology
April 12
Building 3 Auditorium 
Space Stations: Base Camps to the Stars Roger Launius
Smithsonian Institution
April 19
Building 3 Auditorium 
Aviation Automation Charles Billings
Ohio State University
April 26
Building 3 Auditorium 
CHINA'S GREAT LEAP UPWARD -- How Realistic Are Its Space Ambitions? James Oberg
May 3
Building 3 Auditorium 
Seeing Technology's Impacts Beforehand Jason Ohler
University of Alaska
May 10
Building 3 Auditorium 
Raising Gus Grissom's Mercury Capsule Curt Newport
Newport Explorations 
May 17
Building 3 Auditorium 
Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight Martha Ackmann
May 24
Building 3 Auditorium   
The LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory): how it works and what it hopes to find Rainer Weiss

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