NASA Days 2019

Wednesday October 2

4PM-6PM

NASA Info Session – 153 NAH

Networking session will be held, providing insight into the goals and objectives of the represented NASA organizations and the types of student opportunities available. It also provides an opportunity for students to engage with NASA managers in small group settings. Faculty and administrators are welcome to attend.

6PM-8PM

Career Services Event Meet the Engineering and Computer Science Recruiters in Inspiration Hall NAH

Thursday October 3

9AM-3PM

NASA/MSGC Booth at Career Fair – Student Union Ballrooms

4:30PM-6:30PM

Career Services Scheduled NASA Info Session – 149 NAH

7:00PM-8:00PM NASA Talk  – 165 NAH 

 "Pioneering Mars" Kurt Leucht will discuss technologies, including ant-like swarmie robots, that will be needed before we can send humans to live on Mars. Kurt Leucht is a lead engineer in the Software Branch in NASA's Exploration Systems and Operations Division.

Friday October 4

Parallel Session

8AM-Noon

Career Services Event NASA Interviews and Applications with MSU Students in Student Union Rooms

Interviews of students to be conducted by the NASA managers. Students receive feedback on their interview performances, resumes, academics, and career

Parallel Session

9AM-10:50AM

NASA Info Session thru Career Services Time#3 – 337 NAH

NASA STEM Engagement will conduct workshop, detailing the two internship programs, the associated application processes, and guidance to enhance the quality of applications.  The workshop targets both undergraduate and graduate students majoring in various fields of engineering, science, mathematics, business, and other NASA-related disciplines. 

Noon to 1PM

NASA Lunch with Invited Faculty

1PM-2PM

NASA Faculty Interactions including EPSCoR MSU Lab Tours with Faculty from Other Campuses begins in 137 NAH

Interested Faculty from other campuses should arrive by 1 PM

NASA managers will engage with faculty and administrators. The sessions will include presentations, and facility tours, and serve as a platform for the technical exchange of capabilities and interests, with purpose to discover potential future partnerships and/or collaborations. Managers and faculty will be paired according to discipline, expertise, and/or areas of interest.

2PM-4PM

NASA Faculty Interactions including EPSCoR MSU Lab Tours with Faculty from Other Campuses

2PM-2:30PM

Dr. John Sample Lab – Physics- Energetic Phenomena associated with Lightning

2:30PM-3PM

Dr Ross Snider Lab – ECE -Robotic Obstacle Avoidance

3:30PM-4PM

Dr. Wataru Nakagawa Lab and Dr. Joseph Shaw – ECE- Nano Optics

3:30PM-4PM

Dr. Robin Gerlach and Dr. Erika Espinosa-Otiz, Chemical and Biological Engineering – Mineral Recovery from Urine

4PM-6PM

NASA Workshop for Tribal College Students - Board Room of the Museum of the Rockies

Interested Indigenous and Tribal College Students should arrive by 4 PM

4PM-5PM

JoAnn Morgan Q/A

5PM-6PM

Networking sessions will be held, providing insight into the goals and objectives of the represented NASA organizations and the types of student opportunities available. It also provides an opportunity for students to engage with NASA managers in small group settings. Faculty and administrators are welcome to attend.

NASA STEM Engagement will conduct discussions, detailing the two internship programs, the associated application processes, and guidance to enhance the quality of applications. The workshop targets both undergraduate and graduate students majoring in various fields of engineering, science, mathematics, business, and other NASA-related disciplines.

6PM-7PM

Dinner provided at the award-winning Rendezvous Dining Pavilion

Drive to Pavilion and Show MSGC Name Tag for Admittance

“Montana State University’s newest dining hall won the grand prize as top collegiate dining facility for large schools in the nation recently at an awards ceremony. The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) awarded MSU with five major awards. MSU’s Rendezvous Dining Pavilion won both the grand prize and the gold award for residential dining facilities in the large school category.” https://www.montana.edu/news/18890/msu-s-newest-dining-hall-and-culinary-services-team-take-home-awards-from-national-competition

STEM Student Professional Skills Symposium (SSPSS) Fall 2019 at the Museum of the Rockies

Interactions with Students from across all Montana Campuses

Saturday October 5

7:45AM -8:15AM

Check In lobby of Museum of the Rockies and Lite Breakfast in Board Room – Breakfast will include juices, yogurts, bagels and fruit. No coffee provided.

8:15AM

Welcome by Angela Des Jardins Director MSGC

8:25AM -9:45AM

Panel Discussion of Career Paths, MSGC Local Opportunities and NASA Opportunities by MSGC Local Folks and NASA Folks in Auditorium

Panel Members: Lester Morales (NASA Kennedy), Priscilla Moore (NASA Kennedy), Kurt Leucht (NASA Kennedy), Stephen Aument (NASA Kennedy), Rhiannon Gabel (NASA Johnson), Veronic Seyl (NASA Johnson)

MSGC Local Folks

NASA overview of opportunities available at different centers and how to apply and get a job with NASA.

MSGC overview of local opportunities available and how to apply.

Q/A with Panel Members with selected submitted questions.

Ex: How did you get into your chosen field?

9:50AM-10:50AM

Area of interest discussion tables with NASA managers and MSGC Local folks labelled with topics are located in lower Museum Rooms.

20 minute rotation – feel free to visit several tables

Table Topics:

Lester Morales (NASA) – NASA Pathways, Goals and Objectives

Priscilla Moore (NASA) – NASA Internships, Goals and Objectives

Kurt Leucht (NASA) – Software Careers

Stephen Aument (NASA) – Software Development

MSGC Local Folks – Local Internships

9:50AM-10:10AM

Student Interest Area 1 Table Discussion

10:10AM-10:30AM

Student Interest Area 2 Table Discussion

10:30AM-10:50AM

Student Interest Area 3 Table Discussion

Networking sessions will be held, providing insight into the goals and objectives of the represented NASA organizations and the types of student opportunities available. It also provides an opportunity for students to engage with NASA managers in small group settings. Faculty and administrators are welcome to attend.

NASA STEM Engagement will conduct discussions, detailing the two internship programs, the associated application processes, and guidance to enhance the quality of applications. The workshop targets both undergraduate and graduate students majoring in various fields of engineering, science, mathematics, business, and other NASA-related disciplines.

11AM-Noon

JoAnn Morgan Keynote Talk - the only woman in the Apollo 11 launch control

room and the first female senior executive at Kennedy.

Talk Located in the Auditorium

Noon to 1:30PM

Lunch provided at the award-winning Rendezvous Dining Pavilion

Walk to Pavilion and Show MSGC Name Tag for Admittance, Plan to sit with a NASA manager or MSGC person.

“Montana State University’s newest dining hall won the grand prize as top collegiate dining facility for large schools in the nation recently at an awards ceremony. The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) awarded MSU with five major awards. MSU’s Rendezvous Dining Pavilion won both the grand prize and the gold award for residential dining facilities in the large school category.” https://www.montana.edu/news/18890/msu-s-newest-dining-hall-and-culinary-services-team-take-home-awards-from-national-competition

Parallel Session

1:30PM to 3:30PM

NASA Interviews and Applications with non-MSU Students in lower Museum Rooms

Interviews of students to be conducted by the NASA managers. Students receive feedback on their interview performances, resumes, academics, and career paths. Students may sign up for interviews during the morning internship workshop(s) and/or networking session.

Parallel Session

1:30PM to 3:30PM

Hands on interactive resume critique, practice interview and Museum

Tour/Planetarium Show rotation (40 minutes each with all 3 happening during each rotation) in lower Museum Rooms Tour Museum of the Rockies and/or Planetarium Show at 2PM or 3PM

In Person Practice Interviews and Resume Critique with NASA Folks, MSGC Folks, Career Services Folks 

1:30PM to 2:10PM

Rotation #1

2:10PM to 2:50PM

Rotation #2

3:00PM to 3:30PM

Rotation #3 

3:40PM to 4PM

Closing Remarks Angela Des Jardins MSGC in Auditorium

Paperwork and Critiques

4PM

End

5PM

Museum of the Rockies Closes