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Academic Lecture Series presents NASA rocket scientist Adam Steltzner

February 05, 2019
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Live Oak Ballroom, Setzer Student Center

Adam Stelzner standing with arms crossed in blue checked shirt and blue jeans in NASA mission control The Lamar University Academic Lecture Series and the College of Engineering presents Adam Stelzner, NASA rocket scientist.

Adam Stelzner 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" system that so spectacularly landed the Mars rover, Curiosity on the Martian surface 3,000,000,000 miles from Earth in 2012. Next, Adam will lead NASA's 2020 Project that will gather core samples of Mars for scientific discovery.

Adam's book, The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership and High Stakes Innovations, has been acclaimed by The Washington Post as "the best leadership book of the year," and by CEO READ as an "Editor's Choice." In this book, Adam brings to life unique strategies and perspectives on breaking through the seemingly impossible.

The Lamar University Academic Lecture Series, funded by student service fees, adds a significant asset to the university by supporting the LU academic community to hold two lectures each year featuring distinguished speakers whose disciplines are represented by each of the university’s colleges.

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