Member Meeting July 2017
Dr. Stephen K. Robinson, UC Davis: Humans in Space - Past, Present and Future
July 19, 2017 Guest Speaker: Dr. Stephen K. Robinson, UC Davis: Humans in Space - Past, Present and Future
Dr. Stephen K. Robinson will share stories involving his 37 years at NASA as scientist, manager, engineer and astronaut. Having flown on four space shuttle missions and made three spacewalks, Dr. Robinson offers his unique and extensive expertise in spacecraft systems, operational safety, space robotics, aerodynamics, and fluid physics. He recently met with a group of PCAM Flight Wing STEM students on a campus visit to UC Davis.
About Dr. Stephen K. Robinson
Professor and Chair – UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director – UC Davis for Human Robotics/Vehicle Integration and Performance
Before joining the faculty at UC Davis in 2012, Stephen Robinson spent 37 years at NASA. He now directs the UC Davis Center for Human/Robotic/Vehicle Integration and Performance, where students pursue research in Human/Systems Engineering, Human Spaceflight, Aviation Safety, Human/Robotic Integration, and UAV applications. Dr. Robinson also serves as Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. As a NASA Astronaut, Dr. Robinson has received numerous awards, including NASA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal. Robinson is a UC Davis alumnus in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (B.S., 1978) and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in turbulence physics from Stanford University in Mechanical and Aero/Astro Engineering (1986, 1990).
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3200 N. Laughlin Road
Free for Members and Guests
Have a Hot Dog Lunch among the aircraft in our collection!
Brien Seely, MD, on autonomous regional sky taxis
Look inside some of our most popular aircraft, and climb aboard a few!