STS Social Hour & Dinner Program

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 4:30pm-8:30pm CDT

Social Hour: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Dinner: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

  EARLY (ENDING AUG. 9)STANDARD (ENDING OCT.1)ONSITE
MEMBER$32$40$40
NON-MEMBER$40$48$48

The South Texas Section Social Hour & Dinner Program is a ticketed event sponsored by the South Texas Section of AIChE. This will serve as the STS October monthly meeting.

Register for the dinner

We are delighted to announce that Bonnie J. Dunbar, retired NASA astronaut and engineer, newly appointed leader of the University of Houston’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Center will be our dinner speaker.

Exploring Space and Investing in the Future:
Perceptions and Experiences of a NASA Astronaut

The US space program began with dreams of reaching the Moon in the 1960’s. We succeeded and the effort transformed the American cultural and technological landscape. Without Apollo, there might not have been the computer or satellites supporting communications, navigation, weather forecasting, and remote sensing--- or the thousands of new businesses which were generated. That early success was followed by our first Space Station, Skylab, then the Space Shuttle, and now the International Space Station. With each step, we also performed groundbreaking scientific and engineering research in the microgravity environment of Low Earth Orbit (LEO). We are now poised for the next steps. Dr. Dunbar will share her thoughts on our past and future in space, share experiences as an astronaut aboard five space shuttle flights—and discuss why she has joined the faculty of the University of Houston to help educate the next generation of engineers.

Bonnie Dunbar

Professor Bonnie J. Dunbar leads The University of Houston’s newly created STEM Center and is also a faculty member in the university’s Cullen College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering department, where she leads the Aerospace Graduate Program.