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Engineering & Technology Colloquia

The STScI Engineering and Technology Colloquia series provides a forum to learn about new technologies and applications, to showcase the work done at STScI and to allow the exchange of ideas among our staff and the speakers. The topics of the Colloquia are of broad interest to our engineering, technical and astronomical research staff with an emphasis on innovative and leading edge technologies in the computer sciences, information technology, systems engineering and other disciplines as those used at STScI.

2014-2015 Schedule

Talks begin at 3:00 p.m. with tea and cookies served 15 minutes before unless otherwise indicated.

Date Speaker Topic
September 9
(10:00 a.m.)
Niall Gaffney
Texas Advanced Computing Center (Texas at Austin)
Bringing Big Data to the Texas Advanced Computing Center
January 27 Douglas Herman
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
How to Bootstrap Technology: Building an Ocean-Going Polynesian Canoe from Scratch
February 17 (tbd tentative date)
March 3 Dr. Ellen Stofan
Chief Scientist, NASA
(topic tbd)
April 7 (tbd tentative date)
May 5 (tbd tentative date)
June 2 (tbd tentative date)

General Information

The STScI Engineering and Technology Colloquia are held at STScI's John Bahcall Auditorium at 3:00 PM on the first Tuesday of the month and are preceded by tea and cookies at 2:45 unless otherwise noted.

All lectures will be webcasted live and archived. Please go to the webcast site site to view the lectures.

For more information contact: Jesse Doggett (doggett@stsci.edu).