Student Pugwash 2007 Midwest Regional Conference

Starting Date: 04-06-2007
Ending Date: 04-07-2007

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
United States
Purdue University Student Pugwash

2007 Midwest Regional Conference Agenda

"Space and Society:
Challenges and Opportunities"

Friday, April 6, 2007

1:00pm- 5:00pm: Career Opportunity Presentations with Corporate Sponsors

5:30pm-6:30pm: Reception & Check-in (STEW 301)

6:30pm-7:45pm: “How Can Society Benefit from Space Exploration?”

7:45pm-9:00pm: “Human Space Exploration: Moon, Mars, and Beyond”
Dan Dumbacher (Deputy Director of Exploration Launch Projects, NASA)

Saturday, April 7, 2007

8:00am-9:00am: Conference Registration & Breakfast

9:00am- 10:15am: "Space Weaponization and Defense”
Introduction: Dr. Normand Laurendeau (Professor, Purdue University)
Opening Speaker: Victoria Samson (Research Analysis, Center for Defense Information)

10:15am-10:30am: Refreshment Break

10:30am-12:00pm: “Rocket Scientists and Politicians”
Panelists: John Elliott (Systems Engineer, JPL-NASA), TBA

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch Break

1:10pm-2:30pm: Keynote Speaker “Space and Society”
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Opening Remarks: Sally Mason, Provost, Purdue University

2:30pm-2:45pm: Refreshment Break

2:45pm-3:45pm: “Other Worlds and the Search for Life"
Dr. John Rummel (Planetary Protection Officer, NASA)

4:00pm-5:00pm: Discussion Workshop (refreshments provided)
Mediated by Purdue Student Pugwash Executives

5:00pm-6:00pm: Group Reports and Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks: Alex Webster (President, Purdue Pugwash)

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