CASPER Announces Fall Seminar Series Lineup

Casper
Sept. 17, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2013) - The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) at Baylor University will host its fall seminar series Sept. 20 through Nov. 22.

Seven lectures by physics and engineering experts will be given. The schedule includes:

Sept. 20:

Who: Andrew Roberts, retired United States Air Force colonel and airborne science program director at NASA

When: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Baylor Sciences Building, Room A207, 101 Bagby Ave.

Sept. 26:

Who: Matt Hejduk, Ph.D., chief scientist for the spacecraft Collision Avoidance and Risk Assessment (CARA) project at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and lead for the Space Surveillance Performance Analysis project at headquarters Air Force Space Command

When: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., with a reception 30 minutes prior

Where: Marrs McLean Science Building, Room GL51, 1214 S. 4th St.

Sept. 27:

Who: Tao Zhu, Ph.D., assistant research associate of CASPER

When: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborate (BRIC) facility, Room 3160, 3rd floor symposium space, 1800 Orchard Lane

Oct. 4:

Who: Sean Casey, Ph.D., senior scientist for Universities Space Research Association (URSA)

When: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Baylor Sciences Building, Room A207

Oct. 25:

Who: Peter Hartmann, Ph.D., researcher at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

When: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Baylor Sciences Building, Room A207

Nov. 1:

Who: George Kattawar, Ph.D., professor of physics and astronomy at Texas A&M University

When: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Baylor Sciences Building, Room A207

Nov. 22:

Who: Jordan Raney, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science

When: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborate (BRIC) facility, Room 3160, 3rd floor symposium space, 1800 Orchard Lane

For more information, please visit http://www.baylor.edu/casper/.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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ABOUT THE CENTER FOR ASTROPHYSICS, SPACE PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH (CASPER)

The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) is a stand-alone research center located at Baylor University. CASPER teams conduct research in a number of theoretical and experimental areas and offer both basic research as well as engineering and design opportunities for graduate, undergraduate, technical support and high school students as well as grade school, middle school and high school teachers. For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/CASPER

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