On May 13, 2014 the MIT Enterprise Forum Great Lakes will launch their program: Space, STEM & The Stars, a discussion of the critical role of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education plays in the on-going discoveries of new technologies. Panelists will relate how our exploration of outer space has led to advancements in areas as wide ranging as medical devices and alternative fuel to athletic equipment and communications.
Speakers will include Challenger Shuttle Astronaut Tony England, Cosmologist Katie Freese, CEO John Cole with NPR's Shellie Irwin as moderator. The event takes place from 5:30 PM - 9PM and will be held jointly at UM Dearborn, Borg Warner Auditorium (4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn) and on the campus of Grand Valley State University, Pere Marquette Room, (1 Campus Way, Allendale, Michigan). Those unable to attend at those locations can connect remotely via the E-Attend portal. Registration is required, please visit http://bit.ly/P9x86T for additional information.
The evening promises to be an entertaining look at how technology for space exploration has not only affected our current lives but also promises to drive future entrepreneurial endeavors.