New Frontiers: Multidisciplinary Research Challenges in Space Exploration and Future Communities

November 9, 2023
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

About this event

There are myriad capabilities needed to reach the increasingly tangible reality of future space communities. From agricultural and medical considerations for sustaining human life, to the computational, mechanical and autonomous systems for building infrastructure and mitigating unique environments, there are opportunities to engage in mission-critical research.

This seminar will explore the diverse and multi-disciplinary research opportunities needed to prepare humanity for living in space. What are the social and psychological dynamics that might impact human behavior in confined communities? How might AI and robotics revolutionize engineering and health care in distant space? How will innovative techniques and on-demand manufacturing be utilized to manage available resources in harsh conditions? How will we grow food and provide shelter in unfavorable geological conditions? These are only a few of the topics to be discussed in this exciting program. Come learn more about how your research may play a part in a new frontier!

Seminar presenter: Josh Arceneaux, Booz Allen’s NASA Human Space Flight line business delivering systems engineering and integration, digital engineering, digital transformation and project management across the Artemis Programs, the International Space Station, the Commercial Crew Program and the NASA Space Communications Network.



Fowlkes Auditorium, Colvard Student Union
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Office of Research and Economic Development
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LeLe Kirkpatrick
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