Astronaut Shannon Walker from NASA will be on campus on Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14.
By: Desiré Bennett
NASA’s Shannon Walker is slated to talk to the UC community on Living on the International Space Station on Wednesday March 13 at 4:00 PM in 127 McMicken. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Walker will also be hosting a free pizza lunch, open to all UC STEM students, on Thursday, March 14 at noon in the Physics Atrium, located in the Geology/Physics building.
Shannon Walker, PhD, has been an astronaut since 2004. She has worked for the Johnson Space Center in Mission Control and in the International Space Station Program prior to being an astronaut. In 2010, Shannon served as the flight engineer (co-pilot) for both the launch and landing of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, TMA-19, and lived on board the International Space Station for almost six months. She holds a Master of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Space Physics from Rice University.
The lecture is sponsored by Graduate Fellows, the Association of Women in Science, Sigma Xi, ADVANCE/LEAF, the Departments of Aerospace Engineering and Physics, and the Space Exploration Institute. The luncheon is sponsored by LEAF/ADVANCE, the UC Department of Physics and the UC Association of Women in Science.