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25th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference Set for EAA Museum

July 16, 2015 - Join the best and brightest minds attending the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium’s 25th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference on August 14-15 at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. WSGC is dedicated to helping provide Wisconsin students, researchers, and educators with the tools, connections, and resources needed to make the Wisconsin aerospace industry grow and thrive.

Here is the schedule: 

Friday, August 14:

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Registration, Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:30 a.m.: Welcome & Introductions

8:30-9:15 a.m.: Event Keynote Speaker

9:15-10:15 a.m.: Plenary Session

10:30 a.m.-noon: Education and Research Sessions

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch

1:30-1:45 p.m.: Group Photo

1:45-3:15 p.m.: Education and Research Sessions

3:15-3:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break & Poster Session

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Plenary Session

4:30-5 p.m.: Award Presentations & Closing Remarks

5-6 p.m.: Reception

6-8 p.m.: Dinner & Keynote Speaker

Saturday, August 15:

9-11 a.m.: Student Workshop (optional) Preparing for the Next Step

Keynote speakers include John Monnett, founder and president of Sonex Aircraft LLC, and Dr. R. Aileen Yingst, scientist at the Planetary Science Institute. Monnett, a multi-thousand hour pilot, is an innovative aircraft designer, including the Sonerai sport aircraft series, Monerai sailplane, Moni motorglider, and Monex racer along with numerous other homebuilt aircraft under the Sonex banner.

Yingst is a senior scientist on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Her other missions include Dawn at Vesta, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Polar Lander, and Galileo. Dr. Yingst also served as Director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium for 14 years.

The WSGC is a joint effort between NASA and numerous statewide organizations. To register to attend, visit the EAA website. Download an event brochure.


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