Space Technology Day: May 23, 2019

Boldy Going

The Florida Tech Office of Research, in collaboration with NASA, will host Space Technology Day, an on-campus event that will bring together professors, students, engineers, technologists and small businesses from throughout Florida to discuss NASA’s current and future space technology activities, opportunities for collaboration and the agency’s plans for exploring the moon, Mars and beyond.

Thursday, May 23
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

The purpose of this face-to-face event is to:

  1. Increase competitiveness by providing guidance about the NASA research proposal process
  2. Connect NASA leadership to leading academic and commercial research and development capabilities
  3. Expose attendees to NASA’s strategic technology investments that are paving the way for American leadership in the exploration of the moon, Mars and beyond
  4. Forge new collaborations with colleagues at regional institutions and commercial entities

Presentations and discussions will encompass primary research and development areas and opportunities through NASA programs, including:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Robotics & Autonomy
  • Power & Propulsion
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • NASA’s SBIR/STTR Program
  • NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants Program

Special events will include NASA deputy associate administrator James Morhard’s keynote address, opportunities for engagement with NASA program executives through breakout meetings, and a “Coffee & Space Fireside Chat” with NASA representatives and Florida Tech students and faculty. Other Invited NASA guests and presenters include the associate administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, the deputy associate administrator for programs, principal technologists, program executives and chief engineers.

Limited travel assistance awards are available, with preference for attendees from minority-serving institutions.

The event is free, but due to limited seating, preregistration is required. There will be no on-site registration.

Register Here

For questions regarding this event, contact Tristan Fiedler in Florida Tech’s Office of Research at 321-674-7723 or

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