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USA SCIENCE ENGINEERING FESTIVAL | The implementation of Title IX regulations opened careers in STEM fields for women, according to NASA astronaut Mary Cleave.

Title IX Allowed Women to Pursue Careers in STEM, NASA Astronaut Says

Title IX regulations enabled women to successfully pursue careers traditionally reserved for men at institutions like NASA, astronaut Mary Cleave said at an event Friday. The Georgetown University Astronomical Society and the science, technology and international affairs program hosted the event as part of the Heyden Distinguished Lecture Series, named[Read More…]

by January 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures led by Sarah Johnson and her team were awarded a $7 million grant from NASA to search for extraterrestrial life.

NASA Awards $7 Million to Search for Extraterrestrial Life

NASA awarded a $7 million grant to Georgetown University biology professor Sarah Johnson and a team of researchers to work on a project in search of extraterrestrial life. The Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures led by Johnson and her team is working to pioneer a new way of approaching the search[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MOINUDDIN: In Space, Partnerships Enable Success

MOINUDDIN: In Space, Partnerships Enable Success

On Feb. 6, SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer founded and run by Elon Musk, made history by launching its Falcon Heavy rocket. The moment’s importance should not be understated: The propulsion vehicle became the largest of its kind to successfully launch a payload into space. The launch marks a milestone in[Read More…]

by February 21, 2018 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Free Markets Are Needed in Space

Free Markets Are Needed in Space

Anyone who enjoys science fiction novels and movies has most likely fantasized about the possibility of space travel. While most people’s images of space travel have largely been inspired by franchises like “Star Trek” and “Star Wars,” companies like SpaceX and Arianspace are working to make commercial space travel a[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

VIEWPOINT: Sparking Innovation with NASA Funding

President Barack Obama recently unveiled his vision for the future of spaceflight missions, setting the standard for decades of research and establishing a goal of putting humans on Mars by 2030. Yet many continue to wonder why NASA should receive funding to put a flag on Mars. The goal of[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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OWN IT Summit Looks to Empower

With over 100 speakers and 800 attendees, the third annual OWN IT Summit hailed women’s leadership through a day of lectures, interviews and breakout sessions in Gaston Hall on Saturday. OWN IT was founded in 2014 by Helen Brosnan (SFS ’16) and Kendall Ciesemier (COL ’15), and has expanded to[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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OWN IT 2016: Future of Science & Technology

United States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith and Deputy Administrator of NASA Dava Newman pushed for a greater appreciation of women in science, technology, engineering and math fields during their “The Future of Science & Technology” talk at the OWN IT Summit Saturday. The panelists discussed their experience solving 21st-century[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Former Director of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program Doug McCuistion discussed the future of Mars exploration Wednesday.

NASA Director Talks Mars Exploration

Former Director of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program Doug McCuistion outlined the historical evolution of Mars exploration and discussed its future challenges in Reiss Science Building on Wednesday. The lecture was moderated by Georgetown professor of planetary science Sarah Johnson and presented by the School of Foreign Service’s science, technology and[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Students in NASA’s Student Launch Rocketry Competition watch a rocket take off in Tooele County, Utah during the 2013-2014 contest. Georgetown’s new rocketry team hopes to compete in this year’s competition.

Students Launch Rocketry Team

When Eric DeShields’ (MSB ’18) plans for a Georgetown solar go-kart racing club did not quite pan out, he decided to settle for the next best thing: a rocketry club. The Georgetown Rocketry Team officially launched this month, aiming to launch a student-built rocket a mile into the sky with[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top