NASA Team Return to North East to Inspire 21st Century Explorers
For the fourth consecutive year, Aberdeen Science Centre and Robert Gordon’s College will once again host visitors from NASA with the aim of promoting the exciting opportunities within robotics, artificial intelligence, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and inspiring our 21st Century Explorers in the Space, Oil, Gas & Energy Sectors.
A week-long programme is organised jointly by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section (SPE Aberdeen), the Energy Institute Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch, the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), TechFest & Aberdeen Science Centre.
The programme has grown in popularity over the last four years and has drawn generous support from energy companies who will also be participating in the programme, as well as providing STEM ambassadors to help coordinate activities. These sponsors are Apollo, BP, CNOOC, Equinor, Oceaneering and TAQA.
The 2020 programme will feature presentations from former NASA astronaut, William McArthur and engineer, Heather Paul. Heather was a member of the mission support team for the 14th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO 14) and is the lead engineer for the future spacesuit life support system design. Bill worked for NASA for almost three decades, logging 224 days and 22 hours in space over three space shuttle missions and at the International Space Station.
A public talk featuring presentations from William and Heather will take place on Friday 20 March 2020 at Robert Gordon’s College. Tickets are £3 and can be booked.