NASA Scientist to Speak on Campus Aug. 26

Published 08.22.2011


Jitendra A. JoshiPennsylvania College of Technology students, employees, alumni and their family members are invited to attend presentations on Aug. 26 by NASA scientist Jitendra A. Joshi, chief technologist, Advanced Capabilities Division, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate.

Joshi will offer three presentations in the Academic Center Auditorium as part of his visit to Williamsport, where he will also speak at Little League facilities and the James V. Brown Library.

Joshi's first lecture, at 11 a.m., "Living in Space: Lessons for Living on Earth," focuses on what we have learned from designing modules for astronauts to live with limited resources in space that will alsohelp us to live better on earth through resource recycling.

At 1 p.m., in "It Is Not Your Grandfather's Moon," Joshi will discuss the recent Robotic Mission to the Moon discovery that the moon is not a bone-dry object, but has its own hydrosphere and water cycle.

At 3 p.m., Joshi will present a session for students age 9-14.

Employees are invited to bring their high school children, as well, who may attend any of the three sessions. Parents should plan to provide transportation and supervision.