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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 and Prospects";
  • 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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