Day 1: Networking Reception

6 – 8PM, Thursday, April 4, 2019

The StateView Hotel, Raleigh, NC

6:00 – 8:00PM   Heavy hors d’oeuvres and networking

6:00-6:15     Director’s welcome

Day 2: Student Space Symposium

8AM – 5PM, Friday, April 5, 2019

The StateView Hotel, Raleigh, NC

7:00 AM   Registration Opens

7:30 – 8:30 AM   Hot Buffet Breakfast Available

7:30 – 8:30 AM   Student/Team Poster Setup

8:30 – 8:50     Welcome and opening remarks: Dr. Susan White, NC Space Grant Director

8:50 – 9:15     Plenary:  The State of the Aerospace Workforce in North Carolina

9:15 – 9:30     Networking break

9:30 – 10:45   Session #1 – Space Science:  Astronaut health, plant biology, remote sensing data and more

10:45 – 11:15 Morning break – Student Posters (Group 1)

11:15AM – 12:30PM   Session #2 – Space Technology: Rockets, sensors, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), autonomy, robotics and more

12:30 – 1:45   Lunch – Keynote speaker: Mr. Gerald “Gerry” Griffin, NASA’s Apollo Program

1:45 – 3:00     Session #3 – Future Flight: Commercial space and  innovations in modern aviation

3:00 – 3:30     Afternoon break – Student posters (Group 2)

3:30 – 4:45     Session #4 – Careers in aerospace: Panel followed by “speed networking” round tables

4:45 – 5:00     Closing remarks