Human Health and Performance - Announcements



    The Human Health and Performance Directorate (HH&P) strives to inform and engage the public both in the greater Houston Gulf Coast area and beyond. To achieve our outreach goals, HH&P sponsors a number of events that may not be announced by official NASA Press Releases. Below are some of our upcoming or recent events that you may find of interest.

Announcements

  • Innovation Lecture Series - Carlos Dominguez

    Carlos Dominguez - The TechNowist – January 11, 2013
    Carlos Dominguez is a Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems and a technology evangelist, speaking to and motivating audiences worldwide about how technology is changing how we communicate, collaborate, and especially how we work.

  • Innovation Lecture Series - Jeff Flatten

    Foldit and Games for Scientific Discovery – August 3, 2012
    Foldit is an online multiplayer video game that enables anyone to contribute to real scientific discoveries in biochemistry.

  • Eva Guinan

    Innovation Lecture Series - Eva Guinan, MD

    Opening Up Academic Biomedical Research - Experiments in Genomics and Type 1 Diabetes - September 7, 2011
    Eva Guinan, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Direction, Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Harvard Medical School, was featured during the September Innovation Lecture Series.

  • Pascal Finette, Mozilla Labs

    Innovation Lecture Series - Pascal Finette, Director of Mozilla Labs

    Lessons from Mozilla - January 19, 2011
    On January 19, 2011 Pascal Finette, Director of Mozilla Labs, gave us his insights on Lessons Learned at Mozilla.

  • Announcements - LAUNCH and NASA Partnership

    LAUNCH: Health and NASA Partnership

    NASA, USAID, Department of State, and NIKE are partners in LAUNCH, a collaboration formed to identify and accelerate innovative approaches to sustainability challenges through a series of forums. LAUNCH searches for visionaries whose world-class ideas, technologies, or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts on society.

  • Innovation Lecture Series - Gerstenmaier

    Innovation Lecture Series : Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Space Operations

    When Organizations Should and Should Not Innovate - October 12, 2010
    William "Bill" Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Space Operations, spoke at the Space Life Sciences Innovation Lecture Series on October 12, 2010. His presentation "When Organizations Should and Should Not Innovate" addressed the importance of combining creative management with innovation.

  • NASA Space Life Sciences BarCamp

    SLSD BarCamp

    Gilruth Facility - August 27, 2010 Thanks to all who attended our first external BarCamp on August 27. Photos and a summary will be posted shortly to the BarCamp webpage for all to view. The third SLSD BarCamp took place on August 27, 2010 and was open to the external community. The BarCamp was held at the Gilruth Facility.

  • Innovation Lecture Series, Scott Henderson

    Innovation Lecture Series : Scott Henderson, CauseShift

    Meaning Shapes the Mission: Inside the Social Entrepreneurʼs Mind - July 28, 2010
    Scott Henderson, Managing Director for CauseShift, spoke at the Space Life Sciences Innovation Lecture Series on July 28, 2010. His presentation “Meaning Shapes the Mission: Inside the Social Entrepreneurʼs Mind” stressed the importance of changing the mindset of organizations by asking the question “Whatʼs so revolutionary about doing good?”

  • Space Life Sciences Awards GlucaGo $20,000.

    Space Life Sciences Awards GlucaGo $20,000

    Recognizing that small business innovation is critical to the success of NASA programs, 2010 marked the third year for the JSC Innovation Partnerships Office and Space Life Sciences Directorate to be part of the Rice Business Plan Competition. This three-day event is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early stage investors and venture capital firms.

  • NASA Open Innovation Pavilion : Space Life Sciences & InnoCentive

    NASA Open Innovation Pavilion : Space Life Sciences & InnoCentive

    NASA Space Life Sciences is pursuing new strategies, such as crowdsourcing, to achieve its goals for improved collaboration and open innovation. Open to InnoCentive's network of 185,000 Solvers, the NASA Open Innovation Pavilion offers awards for the solving of three Challenges focused on developing an exercise resistance mechanism, forecasting space radiation and improving food packaging.

  • Rice Business Plan Competition 2010

    Rice Alliance 2010 : Business Plan Competition

    Recognizing that small business innovation is critical to the success of NASA programs, 2010 marks the third year for the JSC Innovation Partnerships Office and Space Life Sciences Directorate to be part of the Rice Business Plan Competition. This three-day event is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early stage investors and venture capital firms.

  • Dr. Alpheus Bingham, InnoCentive

    Innovation Lecture Series : Dr. Alpheus Bingham, InnoCentive

    Collaborative Approaches to Research and Development - April 13, 2010
    Dr. Alpheus "Alph" Bingham, co-founder of InnoCentive, is a pioneer in the field of open innovation and spoke to a NASA community on the underlying principles of open innovation. He stressed the importance of reaching individuals that are most likely and least likely to solve tractable challenges. Dr. Bingham went on to address the issue of chat rooms and how they have become increasingly more popular.

  • NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop

    Human Research Program : Annual Investigator's Workshop

    The 2010 NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop is the annual meeting for NASA and NSBRI Funded Investigators. The invitation-only meeting will be held Wednesday, February 3 through noon on Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Westin Galleria Hotel located at 5060 West Alabama in Houston, Texas.

  • Space Life Sciences BarCamp : The Sequel

    BarCamp : The Sequel - Share and Learn On-the-Spot

    Thanks for all who joined us for the second SLSD Barcamp, this past January 29th in the new Building 20. We had a variety of speakers covering a diverse array of topics, from Wayne Hale discussing the potential future commercialization of launch systems, to William Buras relating how living a locavore lifestyle can lend knowledge and insight to long duration space flight missions.

  • Dr. Bob Sutor, IBM

    Innovation Lecture Series : Dr. Bob Sutor, VP of Open Source and Linux at IBM

    Embracing Open Source at IBM with Linux - January 20, 2010
    Dr. Sutor presented information on open source and cloud computing to a NASA community that included the SLSD, JSC, and other NASA centers. The presentation at the Innovation Lecture Series was well received and gave the audience a look into why open source software is important.

  • Dr. Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute

    Innovation Lecture Series : Dr. Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute

    Missions in Next-Gen Suborbital Science - September 23, 2009
    Next generation suborbital research via commercial spacecraft could potentially provide scientists a vehicle in which to perform experiments more frequently and at lower costs. Dr. Alan Stern, Associate Vice President for Southwest Research Institute and consultant to Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic...

  • Dr. Scott Johnson, Myelin Repair Foundation

    Innovation Lecture Series : Dr. Scott Johnson, Myelin Repair Foundation

    Accelerated Research Collaboration - July 9, 2009
    Dr. Scott Johnson, founder and President of the Myelin Repair Foundation, presented information on the Accelerated Research Collaboration model. The Myelin Repair Foundation, a non-profit organization, has created a research model that uses collaboration from many partners to accelerate the bench to bedside process.

  • Leveraging Collaborative Innovation at NASA Space Life Sciences

    Innovation Lecture Series : MBA students at Harvard Business School

    Leveraging Collaborative Innovation at NASA Space Life Sciences - April 14, 2009
    Vivek Garg, Dave Munchiello, and Rich Urman, MBA students at Harvard Business School, completed a field study assessing the need, approach, and challenges of SLSD relative to driving innovation. The problems NASA SLSD will face in the future will require collaboration with external organizations...