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College of Engineering Presents

Adam Steltzner | Team Leader & Chief Engineer EDL, NASA Mars Rover Curiosity & Author

From aspiring rock star to history-making Ph.D. rocket scientist, Adam Steltzner is recognized as one of NASA’s leading – and most unique – innovators. For nearly a decade, Adam led and inspired the breakthrough team that invented the ingenious “sky crane” landing system that so spectacularly landed the Mars rover, Curiosity, on the Martian surface in 2012. Next, Adam will lead NASA’s Mars 2020 Project that will gather core samples of Mars for scientific discovery.

DATE: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: Live Oak Ballroom, Setzer Student Center

The author of “The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership and High Stakes Innovation,” acclaimed by The Washington Post as “the best leadership book of the year,” Adam brings to life unique strategies and perspectives on collaborative leadership, breaking through the seemingly impossible, and harnessing the power of curiosity to spark innovation and achieve the impossible.

 

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February 5, 2019 >> Student and Faculty Q&A

4:00 PM  | Setzer Student Center