terça-feira, 17 de novembro de 2015


DATA/HORÁRIO: 17 de novembro de 2015 (terça-feira) - 16:00h.
LOCAL: Auditório Cândido Pamplona, Centro de Tecnologia, Campus do Pici, UFC.
Promoção: Programa de Pós-graduação em Engenharia Elétrica (PPGEE).
Organização: Grupo de Pesquisa em Automação e Robótica (GPAR).

A Short Biography of Michael Comberiate
Michael Comberiate is one of those eclectic individuals, who seems to be living multiple lives in parallel.
For 44 years he was an engineer for NASA and a System Manager for the design, fabrication, testing, and Launch of a dozen or so spacecraft. There’s a piece of one of his spacecraft with his name on it, now lying on the surface of the Moon. He’s also a world traveler having gone to 150 or so countries and other extraordinary places on every continent. He’s responsible for a dozen historical firsts in the High Polar Regions, where he applied NASA technologies developed for Space to resolve long-standing problems in remote locations on Earth. He’s been featured in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and in Guinness Records.
“NASA MIKE”, as he has been known for decades, developed a very high-end Engineering Intern program at NASA, which has involved at least 550 interns from Middle school through College Graduates. Since 2004 he has run a Robotics Boot Camp which included many international interns working at NASA-Goddard for summers and vacations during the year. Many of his students have come from Mexico and Brazil and one Mexican College Graduate was sent to Greenland with the Autonomous Rover vehicle that his boot camp produced. He also was given a full paid scholarship to Boise State Univ in Idaho to get his advanced degree based on tailoring this Robotic Vehicle to their Science Missions. NASA Mike is an international Lecturer and has spoken on all 7 continents including the North and South Poles.

This talk will be about some of the exciting COOL SPACE adventures that NASA Mike has had, which have included students and teachers. These expeditions have included the High Polar Regions and exotic places all over the Earth. Generally the expedition is a special NASA scientific and engineering mission, but the non-NASA persons are able to make significant contributions as well as to learn things that are in-line with what they are studying in school. This talk may encourage you to be more adventurous.

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