Virtual Speaker Luncheon Series: Emily Matula, PhD

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Featured Speaker: Emily Matula, PhD

8th September 2022 12:00 CST

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  • Martian Greenhouse Project 3.0 team, in collaboration with AIAA and the Aldrin Family Foundation, is seeking to design a food production system for human habitation on Mars.
  • Students drive the learning while teachers facilitate a relationship between their students and the mentors. Participating schools are found world-wide (US, Belize, UK, etc) and is a great opportunity to increase the diversity of STEM.
  • The Martian Greenhouse Project is expected to run September-November 2022.

Virtual Speaker Luncheon Series: Bob Mitchell

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Featured Speaker: Bob Mitchell

9 December 2021 12:00 CST

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  • Bob Mitchell joined Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) in 2001. In 2008 he became President and has led numerous initiatives including recovery efforts following Hurricane Ike, working to reinstate adequate funding for NASA’s human spaceflight program in 2010, assisting in the passing of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Act of 2014, and ongoing advocacy to build a coastal spine to protect the Texas Gulf Coast from hurricane storm surge.
  • In recognition of his work with NASA JSC, its contractors, and the Houston Airport System, Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Bob to the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. Mitchell also serves on numerous boards including UTMB Health System Advisory Board, HCA Gulf Coast Regional Advisory Board, and the Rotary National Space Achievement Board of Advisors.

Virtual Speaker Luncheon Series: U.S. Congressman Brian Babin

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Featured Speaker: Brian Babin

14 October 2021 12:00 CST

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  • Congressman Dr. Brian Babin was born in Port Arthur, TX and grew up in Beaumont. He graduated from Lamar University and completed dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Following his graduation, he was commissioned as a Captain in the US Air Force stationed in Ramstein, Germany.
  • On January 5, 2015, Dr. Babin was sworn into the 114th Congress. He was appointed to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Serving as the Ranking Member, he serves as a national leader for America’s space policy matters of NASA and represents the interests of the Johnson Space Center, also located in his district.
  • He and his wife Roxanne have been married since 1972, have 5 children and 16 grandchildren.
  • Making America safe, strong and economically secure for the future of his children and grandchildren remains his reason for running to maintain his seat in Congress and proudly served the people of TX-36th district.

Virtual Speaker Luncheon Series: U.S. Congressman Randy Weber

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Featured Speaker: Randy Weber

12 August 2021 12:00 CST

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Meeting ID: 965 3502 0908
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  • Congressman Randy Weber is a public servant, a proven conservative, a third generation Texan and a former small business owner
  • Congressman Weber holds a key leadership role on the Houston Committee on Science, Space and Technology (SST), serving as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy. He also is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I), where he serves on three subcommittees: Water Resources and Environment, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials.
  • During his first two terms in Congress, the Congressman served on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Virtual Speaker Luncheon Series: Vanessa E. Wyche

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Featured Speaker: Vanessa E. Wyche

10 June 2021 12:00 CST

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    Biography

    • Vanessa Wyche was recently named acting director of NASA Johnson Space Center, home of America’s astronaut corps, Mission Control Center, International Space Station, Orion and Gateway programs and its nearly 11,000 civil service and contractor employees. She is responsible for a broad range of human spaceflight activities, such as development and operations of human spacecraft, commercialization of low-Earth orbit and JSC’s role in landing the first woman and first person of color on the surface of the Moon.
    • Wyche was most recently deputy director of JSC, a position she held since 2018. Other key leadership positions she has held at NASA include: assistant and acting deputy director of JSC, director of Exploration Integrations and Science Directorate, flight manager of several Shuttle missions and executive officer in the Office of the NASA Administrator, among others. Before joining NASA in 1989, Wyche worked for the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, DC.
    • Wyche has received many prestigious awards, including two NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals, two NASA Achievement Medals, and is a “Women at NASA” award recipient. She is a current fellow of the International Women’s Forum.