UND Space Studies Colloquium Series continues with experts on space travel, locust plagues

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The Spring 2014 Space Studies Colloquium continues this spring with two presentations.

The series is hosted by the University of North Dakota Department of Space Studies, part of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

The featured presenters are Tracy R. Gill, Technology Strategy Manager, Research & Technology Management Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kennedy Space Center; and Alexandre Latchininsky, associate professor/Extension entomologist, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming.

When/where: Gill's presentation is titled "From Earth to the ISS to the Moon and Mars: Development Considerations for Space Habitation and Current Efforts at NASA", at 4 p.m. Monday, April 28, Ryan Hall, Room 111

About Terry Gill:

Tracy Gill, an electrical engineer, works for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in the Research and Technology Management Office as a technology strategy manager. Gill is responsible for top level strategic planning of KSC investments in research and technology areas of the NASA Technology Area roadmaps and coordinating those efforts across multiple projects and organizations. He served as visiting faculty at the International Space University, he was named as an adjunct professor for the International Space University. Gill worked on payloads for the Shuttle program and the International Space Station.

When/where: Latchininsky's presentation is titled "Remote Sensing and Locusts: The 21st Century Science vs. The Biblical Enemy of Agriculturists" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Ryan Hall, Room 111.

About Alexandre Latchininsky:

As Extension Entomologist for the State of Wyoming, Latchininsky's goal is to provide state residents with up-to-date, research-based, efficient, economic and environmentally acceptable tools for arthropod pest management. One of the main areas of his outreach activities in this domain is educating people in the West on best ways to control rangeland grasshoppers and other pests.

Colloquium presentations will be added to the space.edu colloquium website after the live event for later viewing.