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Get Connected as the "Conversation Continues" at TEDxNASAJSCWomen Event

(From left) Ellen Ochoa, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Cady Coleman. Photo credit: NASA

Join Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Cady Coleman and others Thursday, Dec. 1, when Johnson Space Center (JSC) takes part in a national, live web event that focuses on women in science and technology.

TEDxNASAJSCWomen is an independently organized event, centered around the national TEDxWomen forum that is taking place in New York and Los Angeles. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is most well known for its annual conference that brings together leading thinkers and doers to share their passion for big ideas.

The NASA JSC event is being streamed online, beginning at 9 a.m. CST, at http://www.livestream.com/tedxnasajsc

The agenda includes:

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. will be the NASA Live Session
  • Ellen Ochoa will give the welcome.
  • Jessie Fernandez, JSC Intern, talks about first joining NASA.
  • Cindy McArthur will discuss education and space. She is a former teacher and member of JSC’s Education Office.
  • Lora Bailey talks about engineering innovation. She led the tile repair efforts for the space shuttle and is now working with JSC’s Deep Space Habitat project.
  • Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger will discuss the importance of STEM Education: the Root of Our Future.
10 a.m. The TEDxWomen Live Feed from N.Y. will address resilience. It can be seen online at http://www.livestream.com/tedxwomen.

12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. will be the second NASA JSC Live Session
  • Astronaut Cady Coleman will explain why six months in space is not enough.
  • Julie Robinson, space station program scientist, will highlight the experiments that can only be done in space.
  • Keiko Nakamura-Messenger, the first Japanese female to reach the South Pole and help discover two new minerals, will talk about exploring the solar system with a microscope.
  • Dolores Petropulos will discuss re-imagining your world and your work.