Space Days

The Sixth Annual Space Days at UA will be held Nov. 16-18, 2021! The goal of the event is to offer all UA College of Engineering students the opportunity to explore future career possibilities, network with industry leaders and recruiters and engage in the growing field of space.

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Monday, November 15

6:00pm – 7:30pm | The Future is Now – Space Skills Session
Andrew Coats at Lockheed Martin

Tuesday, November 16

11:00am – 12:00pm | Interviewing 101
Dan Merenda at RUAG Space
Location: NERC 1012

12:30pm – 2:00pm | Advanced Manufacturing Panel
Jeramie Broadway, Chris Protz, & Justin Jackson at NASA Marshall
Location: NERC 1012

3:00pm – 4:30pm | Working with NASA
Tracey Washington, Valorie Davis, & Patricia Caraway at NASA Marshall
Location: Microsoft Teams –

5:00pm – 6:15pm | How to Land a Rover on Mars
Dieter Zube at Aerojet Rocketdyne

Wednesday, November 17

9:00am – 12:00pm | Student Networking & Exhibit Fair
18 different companies
Location: McAbee Grand Foyer – 1st floor HM Comer

10:00am – 10:50am | Class Presentation – US Space Gloveboxes and Science Utilization on the Intl Space
Station & Ring Sheared Drop Flight Experiment Control Systems and Operations
Paul Galloway at Teledyne and Jim McClellan at Tec-Masters
Location: NL 2006 (Dr. Larson’s class)

1:00pm – 1:25pm | ARA
Marcus Ashford & Students
Location: NERC 1012

1:30pm – 1:55pm | Agile Robotics Lab (ARL)
Dr. Vishesh Vikas & students
Location: NERC 1012

2:00pm – 2:25pm | UA Space
Abby Feeder & other Students
Location: NERC 1012

2:30pm – 2:55pm | Astrobotics
Kenny Ricks & other students
Location: NERC 1012

3:00pm – 3:25pm | Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge
Marcus Ashford & Students
Location: NERC 1012

Thursday, November 18

9:00am – 10:30am | Artemis Overview Panel
Kent Criswell, Danny Harris, & Tracy Johnson at NASA Marshall
Location: NERC 1012

10:45am – 11:45am | Potential for In-Space Manufacturing
Jim Reilly, retired NASA Astronaut and US Marshall
Location: NERC 1012

12:00pm – 1:30pm | Launch-N-Learn Area-I Panel
Area-I Reps
Location: NERC 1012
Catering: The District Room

2:00pm – 3:30pm | Harnessing the Potential of Space
Pam Zierdt at United Launch Alliance
Location: NERC 1012

3:45pm – 5:00pm | Space Industry Insight & Navigating the Industry for Minority Groups
Farheen Rizvi at Human MEE

2021 Industry Participants

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Past Space Days

Space images via NASA galleries.

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