Tue, Sep 10 | Maggiano's Little Italy

September 2019 Luncheon

Astronauts are gathering in Houston. Why? Dr. Bonnie Dunbar joins us with all the answers.
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Time & Location

Sep 10, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy, 2019 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

About The Event

What do astronauts do when they retire? They come to Texas A&M to train the next generation for exploring in space and here on Earth. 

And inspire us all. 

In September, Dr. Bonnie Dunbar brings news about her latest mission as Director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI).

Dr. Dunbar served as the 2018 President of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE). This year, she is Chairman of the ASE Congress to be held in Houston in October, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.

If you were there for Dr. Dunbar's inspiring talk at our August 2018 lunch, you KNOW you don't want to miss this! 

If you missed last year's lunch, trust us, you want to be there for this one!

$30 Early Bird Pricing – register on-line no later than September 3rd.

$35 if you pay on-line after September 3rd or at the door.

Seating for walk-ins will be very limited. We cannot guarantee you a seat unless you register on-line before the event. 

Lunch is served family-style - usually salad, pasta, and don't forget those fabulous desserts!

If you have dietary restrictions, please note those on your registration. We will do our best to accommodate.

Questions? E-mail JClark@melton-melton.com or Info@HoustonAggieWomen.org.

HOUSTON AGGIE WOMEN is a key resource for Aggie women, friends and family. We connect the Houston Aggie community through networking, education, and giving back.

Our events are OPEN TO ALL - men and women, Aggies and Non-Aggies - anyone needing a little boost.

Second Tuesday of every month - networking starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Afraid you won't know anyone there? Bring a friend!

Can't find a friend to bring? Don't worry! In a room full of friendly Aggies, you're bound to find a conversation to join. And with our wide range of Class Years, you'll probably find someone with a Class Ring just like yours.

About our speaker:

Professor Bonnie J. Dunbar, PhD NAE RSEcorr

TEES Distinguished Research Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Director of the Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory (AHSL) Director, Institute for Engineering Education Innovation (IEEI) Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

US National Academy of Engineering Royal Society of Edinburgh Astronaut Hall of Fame 2018 President, Association of Space Explorers (ASE)

2019 Chairman, ASE Congress

Dr. Dunbar is a retired NASA astronaut, engineer and educator, currently with Texas A&M Engineering as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She also has a joint appointment as the Director of the TEES Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI).

Dunbar, who is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, came to Texas A&M from the University of Houston where she was an M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering. There she provided leadership in the development of a new integrated university science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) center and was Director of the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston. She also directed the SICSA Space Architecture and Aerospace graduate programs. She has devoted her life to furthering engineering, engineering education, and the pursuit of human space exploration.

Dunbar worked for The Rockwell International Space Division Company building Space Shuttle Columbia and worked for 27 years at NASA, first as a flight controller; then as a mission specialist astronaut, where she flew five space shuttle flights, logging more than 50 days in space; and then served for 7 years as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). Her executive service included assistant NASA JSC director for university research; deputy director for Flight Crew Operations; Associate Director for ISS Mission Operations development, and as NASA headquarters deputy associate administrator for the Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications (OLMSA).

After retiring from NASA, Dunbar became president and CEO of The Museum of Flight in Seattle, where she established a new Space Gallery and expanded its K12 STEM educational offerings. She has also consulted in aerospace and STEM education as the president of Dunbar International LLC, and is an internationally known public speaker.

Dunbar holds bachelor and master degrees in ceramic engineering from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in mechanical/biomedical engineering from the University of Houston.

She is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Royal Aeronautical Society. She has been awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal five times, the NASA Exceptional Leadership Medal and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. Dunbar was inducted into the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and in 2002 was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering. In 2012, she was elected into the ASE international Executive Committee and in 2013 she was selected into the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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