AE200 Seminar Series | How Advancements in Technology are Expanding the Space Frontier

WHERE: Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building, 1109 FXB Boeing Lecture Hall show on map

WHEN: January 21, 2022 1:30 pm-3:00 pmADD TO CALENDAR

AE200 Seminar Series | How Advancements in Technology are Expanding the Space Frontier

Trudy Kortes
Director, Technology Demonstrations

Technology demonstrations are key to risk reduction and expanding capabilities needed for future science and human exploration. Come here how Technology Drives Exploration!

About the speaker...
Ms. Trudy F. Kortes serves as the Director of Technology Demonstrations within NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, managing more than $500M annually for the Agency to accomplish key technology advancements for future science and human exploration missions for the Agency and nation. Under her leadership, the program has successfully developed important technology flight demonstrations, including the Green Propellant Infusion Mission, Deep Space Atomic Clock, Laser Communications, and the STMD technology investments onboard the Perseverance rover. She has over 28 years of experience at NASA holding various institutional and programmatic positions at the Johnson Space Center, Ames Research Center, Glenn Research Center, and NASA Headquarters. Ms. Kortes is a federally certified program and project manager and has extensive experience in key systems engineering roles. Ms. Kortes holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Michigan in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Houston. She resides in Westlake, Ohio with her husband and three children.