Space Days

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The 7th annual Space Days at UA will be held Nov. 15-17, 2022! The goal of the event is to offer all UA students interested in working in the Space Industry the opportunity to explore future career possibilities, network with industry leaders and recruiters, and engage in the growing field of Space.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

8:30am – 9:30am | SERC 1014

The Role that Education Plays in Climate Change with Mark Patterson from Kratos SRE

10:00am – 11:00am | HM Comer 1026

Women in the Space Industry Panel hosted by SWE

11:00am – 12:15pm | NL 2007

Propulsion Class Presentation by Don Kaderbek from Relativity Space

1:00pm – 2:00pm | NERC 1012

Transitioning to the Workforce from College Panel hosted by COE Students

2:30pm – 3:30pm | NERC 1012

Rockets 101 with Tim Dunn and Mic Woltman from NASA Kennedy

5:00pm – 7:00pm | Hewson Hall

Student Networking Reception hosted by Culverhouse College of Business

Wednesday, Nov. 16

9:00am – 10:00am | HM Comer Lobby

Table Set Up by Industry Partners

10:00am – 2:00pm | HM Comer Lobby

Exhibit Fair (This is a come & go event for students to explore opportunities in the space industry)

11:30am – 1:00pm | NERC 1012

Come & Go Lunch for Industry Partners Only

2:30pm – 4:00pm | NERC 1012

Space Exploration Panel (SLS, Artemis, HLS, Gateway & Habs, Science) with Reggie Alexander, Eric Vanderslice, Christy Gattis, Mark Davis, and Adam Kobelski from NASA Marshall

2:30pm – 3:00pm | 252 Hardaway

Alabama Astrobotics

3:00pm – 3:30pm | 251 Hardaway

Office of Innovation & Commercialization

3:30pm – 4:00pm | 251 Hardaway


5:00pm – 7:00pm | Kilgore Parlor – HM Comer

Hospitality Reception for industry partners with College of Engineering Faculty & Staff

Thursday, Nov. 17

8:00am – 9:30am | Kilgore Parlor – HM Comer

COE Student Leadership Breakfast with Special Guest Reggie Alexander from NASA Marshall (invite only)

8:00am – 9:15am | NL 1012

Aerospace Structures Class Presentation by Mark Davis from NASA Marshall

9:30am – 10:30am | NERC 1012

Harnessing the Potential of Space with Pam Zierdt from United Launch Alliance

1:00pm – 2:00pm | HM Comer 1026

A Day in the Life of a Rocket Scientist with Dan Merenda from Beyond Gravity

2:00pm – 3:30pm | HM Comer 1026

Resume & Interviewing 101 Workshop with Dan Merenda from Beyond Gravity

3:30pm – 4:45pm | SERC 2039

Hypersonics Class Presentation by Reggie Alexander from NASA Marshall

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Industry Participants



(* All space and planet images from NASA Image galleries.)

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