Professor Olivier L. de Weck answered questions from the conservation commission about an experimental solar-powered data buoy, known as PEARL, that's anchored in Deep Pond. This device is a prototype of a larger version to be deployed in the ocean.
Professor Jonathan How was elected members of the National Academy of Engineering for 2021. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
McNair earned his PhD in Physics from MIT in 1976, and went on to join the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He became the second African American in space during the 1984 launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger, where he served as a mission specialist.
AeroAstro alumni Raja Chari SM '01, Jasmin Moghbeli '05, and Warren “Woody” Hoburg ’08, were among the group of 18 astronauts to form the newly-established Artemis team, which will help tackle the preparations necessary for early moon missions to help establish a modern lunar exploration program. Under the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and the next man on the moon in 2024, with the ultimate goal of establishing a long-term human presence on the lunar surface by the end of 2029.