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Science, technology are focus of public seminars
STANFORD -- "New Science and Technology in the Aerospace Age" is the topic
of a public seminar series to be presented at 8 p.m. on Thursdays this summer
in Terman Auditorium.
In its 28th year, the series is co-sponsored by the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration, the American Society for Engineering Education and
Stanford's department of aeronautics and astronautics. Speakers include:
- July 11, Thomas Gregory, assistant to the director for advanced system
design, NASA-Ames Research Center, "The National Aerospace Plane -- Progress
- July 18, Bradford Parkinson, professor, department of aeronautics and
astronautics and manager, Relativity Gyro Program, "The Gravity B Experiment:
Will the General Theory of Relativity Need to Be Modified?";
- July 25, Robert Kadlec, regional vice president, Failure Analysis Inc.,
"Failure Analysis -- A Powerful Educational Tool";
- Aug. 1, Steven Hawley, associate director, NASA-Ames Research Center,
and former astronaut, "Tossing the Hubble Telescope into Space";
- Aug. 8, Michael McWilliams, associate professor of geophysics, "Exactly
When Did the Dinosaurs Die?";
- Aug. 15, Channing Robertson, Ruth G. and William K. Bowes Professor of
Engineering, and chair, department of chemical engineering, "Designer Genes
-- An Engineer's Perspective."
- There is no admission charge. One unit of credit is available to
Stanford students. For information, call 723-3328.
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