|A Great Conversation with astronaut and alumna Karen Nyberg is Oct. 1|
You’re invited to A Great Conversation with NASA Astronaut and UND Alumna, Karen Nyberg on Thursday, Oct. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in 210 Clifford Hall.
At a young age, Karen Nyberg knew her goal was to become an astronaut. A native of Vining, Minn., she enrolled in UND’s School of Engineering and Mines and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1994. She went on to receive a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Texas-Austin. Beginning her career with NASA in 1998, she accepted a position as an Environmental Control Engineer and was soon re-assigned as a Mission Specialist in 2000. Her first spaceflight was in 2008 when she logged more than 13 days in space on the shuttle Discovery. Nyberg currently works at the Johnson Space Center and plans to once again travel into space.
The Great Conversation format allows questions to be asked from anyone in the audience. A live video stream of this session can be accessed by clicking on the Great Conversation icon on UND’s home page. Individuals watching from other locations can e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be one of the first 100 people attending and receive a coupon for a free box lunch to be made available as you leave the program. The event is sponsored by the Office of the President.
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