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NASA Exploration Faculty Workshop Information
NASA Human Exloration and Operations
Higher Education Project
in partnership with the
National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
Fourth Annual Space Grant Faculty Senior Design Training

NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations is hosting a free 2-day faculty workshop in the summer of 2012, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The purpose of this workshop is to prepare higher education faculty to implement the following Exploration senior engineering design course with a strong focus on the NASA systems engineering process:

"Hybrid Rocket Experiment Station for Capstone Design" by Dr. Edgar Conley with New Mexico State University

The course meets the quality standards of an ABET-accredited program and implements the NASA systems engineering process. All NASA engineering projects utilize this process; therefore, the course will help prepare students to work for NASA and space industry partners.

Workshop Dates: July 19 & 20, 2012
Workshop Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 9, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. EDT

The workshop is open to U.S. citizens only.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

8:30 – 8:45< > Arrive at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Parking Lot 4
8:30 – 8:45 Board Bus for tour of KSC
8:45 – 12:45 Tour of KSC and LUNCH
12:45 – 12:55 Shuttle to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Education Resource Center (ERC)
1:00 – 1:15 Welcome
1:15 – 2:00 Introductions
2:00 – 3:15 NASA Systems Engineering Overview
3:15 – 3:30 Afternoon Break
3:30 – 4:30 NASA Systems Engineering Overview Continued
4:30 – 5:00 Open Discussion & Questions

**6:00 – 8:00 Optional Dinner at Fishlips**

Friday, July 20, 2012

7:45 – 7:55 Arrive at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Parking Lot 4
7:45 – 7:55 Shuttle to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Education Resource Center (ERC)
8:00 – 8:10 Welcome
8:10 – 9:00 Capstone Design Overview Dr. Edgar Conley
9:00 – 10:00 Open Discussion – Break Out Groups 10:00 – 10:15 Morning Break
10:15 – 11:30 Hybrid Rocket Experiment Station – Part1 Implementation by Dr. Edgar Conley
11:30 – 12:30 LUNCH (Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex)
12:30 – 2:30 Hybrid Rocket Demonstration
2:30 – 2:45 Afternoon Break
2:45 – 3:15 Opportunities for Faculty- Michael Lester
3:15-4:30 Hybrid Rocket Experiment Station – Part 2 Continued Use
4:30 – 5:00 Open Discussion & Questions


Limited funding is available to compensate faculty for the travel expenses incurred while attending the workshop. In order to apply for reimbursement, check the appropriate box on the registration form and include your proposed expenses. Approval for travel reimbursement is on a first come first serve basis.

In order to be approved, the applicant needs to provide a detailed description of their expected expenses including mileage and/or air fare, lodging, and transportation. The expenses cannot exceed the rates set by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). More details can be found at the GSA Web site.

The workshop is open to U.S. citizens only.

Course materials will be available online following the workshop.


If there are any additional questions or concerns about the workshop or the registration process, please contact Bethanné Hull at the below information:

Bethanné Hull, REDE/Critique, JV
Exploration Project Coordinator