We are pleased to host the 12th annual Purdue Student Pugwash Midwest Regional Conference titled “Space and Society: Governing the Galaxy” to be held on April 7-8, 2017! This year’s conference will focus on the social and ethical dimensions relating to current issues of space technology. Conference speakers will include but not limited to: keynote speaker Dr. Robert Zubrin, world-leading expert on Mars and Founder/CEO of Mars Society, Dr. Henry Melosh, Professor and renowned expert on impact cratering who will speak on “Asteroid Armageddon: The Human Response,” and Mr. Daniel Dumbacher, Professor and coveted Silver Snoopy Award recipient with 35-years of distinguished service at NASA.
Following the conference will be the Student Pugwash USA sponsored workshop series from 10am-5:30pm. The workshop series is by application only reserved for 8-12 selected students who will also receive a scholarship for completing a give-back activity. More information can be found at: http://www.spusa.org.
Applications are due March 1st!
Friday April 7th – West Faculty Lounge, PMU 2nd Floor
Registration opens: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Opening Remarks: 5:00pm-5:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Jay Melosh, Distinguished Professor, Purdue University: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Robert Zubrin, President of the Mars Socety: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Speaker: Dr. David Wolf, Purdue alum NASA Astronaut: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Dinner and Recess: 8:30pm
April 8, 2017-Stewart Center Room 218
Speaker: Prof. Daniel Dumbacher, Professor of Engineering Practice of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 9:00am-10:00am
Plenary Speaker: 10:00am-11:00am
Student Pugwash USA Workshop-RAWLS 3013 *only for approved applicants
11:45am-12:45pm Photo-elicitation process with experts
12:45pm-1:15pm Break, lunch served (people can continue to eat during the next talk)
1:15pm-2:00pm Tools for the Ethical analysis of space
2:15pm-4:00pm Model UNESCO governance of space
4:15pm-4:45pm Give back session (how to take this back to your community)
4:45pm-5:00pm Post Survey
Registration is complimentary, but you must register in advance so we can determine catering counts. Should you need assistance, please contact the Conferences Registration Team or call 866-515-0023.