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On October 23rd the UAH campus will be going space-crazy with a day packed full of events to help students learn more and prepare for their careers. Multiple key companies in the space science field, such as Boeing, Dynetics, Jacobs, NASA, and Teledyne Brown Engineering will be represented throughout the day. 

Space Day is focused on educating UAH students about various opportunities in the field and how to become integrated into the network. The day begins and ends with a variety of different panels throughout the day, focused on a wide range of topics. Mid-day events will include networking opportunities for students through a career fair, speed mentoring, and a resume workshop. Throughout the day students have the opportunity to learn from high-level executives from a number of major organizations.

The day will include the following events:

  • Engineering Panel

Materials and Science Building – Room 100 9:40am – 11:00am
Topic - Career Readiness: Discussion around technical skills that will be relevant for STEM workforce as NASA works toward deep space exploration

  • Business Panel

Chan Auditorium 9:40 – 11:00 am
Topic - Career Readiness: Discussion around transitioning from deeply technical role to management/leadership role; relative to deep space exploration, discuss current business environment and key skill sets for upcoming STEM workforce

  • Science Panel

Materials and Science Building – Room 113 9:40am – 11:00am
Topic – Career Readiness: Discussion around science disciplines and their role in enabling deep space exploration and/or other NASA missions

  • Student Career Fair

Charger Union – 2nd Floor, Mezzanine 11:00am – 1:00pm
Professional Dress Encouraged

  • Speed Mentoring

Charger Union – 2nd Floor, Bridge 11:00am – 1:00pm
Professional Dress Encouraged

  • Resume Writing Workshop hosted by NASA

Charger Union – Multipurpose Room 227 11:00am – 1:00pm

  • Space Commercialization Workshop

Charger Union Theater  2:00pm – 5:45pm

Panel Discussion: 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm
History of NASA and its Role in Space Commerce
Description: Explore issues of the historical role of Presidential/Congressional leadership in human space exploration, as well as how industry might take more of a leadership role in the future.

Keynote Address: 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Kevin O’Connell, Director, Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

Panel Session: 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Accelerating Space Commercialization
Description: Discuss the key challenges facing existing companies and new entrants trying to gain a return on their space-related investments.

Students can learn more and RSVP for the events in Charger Path. If you have any questions, be sure to meet with Career Services, the day before, October 22nd, from 1-3 pm in the Charger Union Breezeway. We’ll be sharing more information about this awesome event. Space Day is going to be a day that you certainly don’t want to miss.