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2022 Session Recordings

The NC Space Grant 2022 Space Symposium was held virtually April 8 on Zoom.

For more information on the 2022 NC Space Symposium, explore the options in the menu on the right side of this page.

Session 1: Keynote Speaker, NASA Senior Advisor for the Future of Work Elizabeth H. DiGiovanni 

Elizabeth DiGiovanni, the senior advisor for the future of work at NASA Langley Research Center, kicked off the NC Space Symposium with a keynote presentation about what it’s like to work at NASA, along with an update on the Artemis Mission.

Session 2: Research & Technology Applications: NC Space Grant Alumni

Three alumni discuss their journeys from NC Space Grant-supported students to professionals in space science and technology careers.

  • Kirsten R. HallPh.D., Schmidt Science Fellow and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • John Fuller, Director of Advanced Concepts, Virgin Orbit
  • Lynnae C. Quick, Ph.D., Planetary Scientist and Associate Branch Head, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (recording unavailable)
  • Moderator: Matthew Mickens, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Martian Farms

Session 3: NC Space Grant Fellow, Scholar & Intern Lightning Talks

NASA Glenn Research Center’s Tyler Hatch leads a question and answer session with the student lightning talk presenters.

Navigate to individual pre-recorded presentations and posters from other 2021-2022 NC Space Grant fellows, scholars and interns using the “Student Presentations” link on the sidebar menu.

  • Richard Hollenbach, Duke University, 2021-22 Graduate Research Fellow
  • Kelyah Spurgeon, NC A&T State University, 2021-22 Graduate Research Fellow
  • Mariam Shah, NC State University, Summer 2021 NASA Intern at Glenn Research Center
  • Ramses Gonzalez, UNC Chapel Hill, 2021-22 Graduate Research Fellow
  • Jessica Richter, East Carolina University, 2021-22 NC Sea/Space Grant Graduate Research Fellow
  • Letice Bussiere, UNC Charlotte, Summer 2021 NASA Intern at Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Moderator: Tyler Hatch, Project Scientist in the Low Gravity Exploration Technology Branch, NASA Glenn Research Center

Session 4: Careers in Space Panel

Professionals from NASA, Space Tango, Sierra Space, United States Space Force, and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences talk about their career trajectories and offer advice for students and young professionals excited to explore career opportunities in aerospace fields.

  • Nancy Hall, Research Scientist, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Diana Ly, Earth Science Deputy Chief, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Cynthia Martin-Brennan, Board of Managers, Space Tango
  • Jeff Mobley, Senior Director, Electro-Mechanical Systems, Sierra Space
  • First Lieutenant Nicole Quattrociocchi, Project Lead, SpaceWERX, United States Space Force
  • Rachel Smith, Ph.D., Head of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Lab and Curator of Meteorites, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Moderator: James Ainsworth, Director of Engineering Services, Collier Aerospace