Marquette to Host Wisconsin Space Conference
Are Wisconsin researchers unlocking the origin of the solar system?
Released: August 4, 2006
Date: Thursday and Friday, Aug. 10 and 11, 2006
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Haggerty Engineering Building
1515 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Marquette University, the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) and Astronautics Corporation of America present the 16th annual Wisconsin Space Conference, Unlocking the Solar System, in the Haggerty Engineering building on the Marquette campus Aug. 10 and 11.
The conference serves aims to further develop space research at Wisconsin universities, and will feature undergraduate and graduate students presenting research and featured speakers.
The keynote speaker is Peter H. Schultz, Ph.D., professor in geological Sciences at Brown University and Science Team Co-Investigator on the Deep Impact mission. He specializes in planetary geology, impact cratering and volcanic and tectonic modification of impact craters. For the Deep Impact mission, Schultz conducted cratering experiments in the laboratory. In addition, he was responsible for the analysis of the imaging and emission spectroscopy of the cratering process and the crater to better define the material properties of the comet. He will address the conference Thursday, Aug 10, at 9:15 a.m.
WSGC is a joint NASA and statewide organization dedicated to helping provide Wisconsin students, researchers, educators, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and other stakeholders with the tools, connections and resources they need to make the aerospace community in the state of Wisconsin grow and thrive.
For more information please visit the conference website. Interested media should contact Anne Broeker in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286.
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