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You’re Invited! DR. HASSAN A. HASSAN DISTINGUISHED LECTURE Nov 11th 11am
November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm| Free
Managing Risk in Space Flight
The second annual Dr. Hassan A. Hassan Distinguished Lecture entitled, “Managing Risk in Space Flight,” will be presented on Friday, November 11, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus.
The Dr. Hassan A. Hassan Distinguished Lecture was established in 2015 through the generosity of his former students, fellow faculty members and other alumni at NC State University as a recognition of his dedication to the field of aerospace engineering.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Lecture: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Q&A: 12 to 12:30 p.m.
Reception: 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Parking: Poulton Deck is a pay lot directly across from Hunt Library.
Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg, principal engineer with NASA Engineering and Safety Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and adjunct associate professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University, has spent the vast portion of her military and government career supporting NASA’s human space flight programs and projects.
In 1990, Currie-Gregg was selected as an astronaut and accrued 1,000 hours in space serving as a mission specialist on four space shuttle missions: STS-57 in 1993; STS-70 in 1995; STS-88, the first International Space Station assembly mission, in 1998; and STS-109, the fourth Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, in 2002. A Master Army Aviator, she logged over 4,000 flying hours in a variety of rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft. Following a 15-year tenure in the U.S. Astronaut Corps, she retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of Colonel and has served in a variety of senior engineering and safety positions at NASA.
She received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from The Ohio State University, a master of science in safety engineering from University of Southern California, and a doctorate in industrial engineering with an emphasis in human factors engineering and automated systems from University of Houston.
Admission and Registration
Admission to the lecture and reception is free. Registration is required.
For those of you unable to come to campus for the event, live streaming will be available.