Day 1: Networking Reception

6PM – 9PM (Tentative), Thursday, April 4, 2019

The StateView Hotel, Raleigh, NC

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

7:00PM – 7:15PM     Director’s Welcome

8:00PM – 9:00PM     Star Gazing (Weather dependent)

Day 2: Student Space Symposium

8AM – 5PM, Friday, April 5, 2019

The StateView Hotel, Raleigh, NC

8:00 – 8:45         Check-in and Poster Set-up (Group 1)

9:00 – 9:10         Welcome Dr. Susan White, NC Space Grant, Director

9:10 – 9:30         Plenary:  The State of the Aerospace Workforce in NC

9:30-10:45          Session #1 – Space Science:  Astronaut health, plant biology, remote sensing data, etc.

10:45-11:15        AM Break & Student Posters (Group 1)

11:15-12:30        Session #2 – Space Technology: Rockets, Sensors, Unmanned Aerial System, Autonomy, Robotics, etc.

12:30-1:45         Networking Lunch and Poster Set-up (Group 2)

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

3:00-3:30           PM Break – Student Posters (Group 2)

3:30-5:00           Session #4 – Careers in Aerospace: Panel followed by “Speed Dating” Round Tables

Day 3: Educator Professional Development

Times TBD, Saturday, April 6, 2019

The StateView Hotel, Raleigh, NC

A session dedicated to educators (GK-12 and informal education). Training will pertain to education for Special Needs Audiences with a lunar theme for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. NC Space Grant will seek CEU for participants through NC DPI. More information forthcoming.