2023 NEVADA SPACE GRANT AND NASA EPSCoR STATEWIDE MEETING
April 28, 2023
Western Nevada College
Carson Nugget Hall, 2nd floor of the Aspen Building
2201 W College Pkwy, Carson City, NV 89703
The 2023 Nevada NASA Programs Hybrid Statewide Meeting will be held on April 28, 2023, at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nevada (2201 W College Pkwy, Carson City, NV 89703). All sessions will be held both in person and virtually. The Statewide Meeting will include oral and poster presentations featuring research results of Nevada NASA EPSCoR and Nevada NASA Space Grant funded projects as well as a keynote address. The objective of this meeting is to share Nevada NASA research findings and outcomes, stimulate collaborations, and discussions and plan for upcoming activities.
Attendees will include all individuals who have received NASA research project awards from the Nevada NASA Space Grant and Nevada NASA EPSCoR 2022-2023 as well as affiliates and advocates of the programs. All Nevada NASA project faculty and students, who are able, are encouraged to attend. Registration is required by April 21, 2023.
Complementary Shuttle on April 28, 2023: Transportation has been arranged to and from Western Nevada College from the Reno airport on April 28, 2023, only. The shuttle will leave at 8:00 A.M. from the Reno Airport and will depart Western Nevada College at 5:30 P.M. after the meeting adjourns. Please register by March 28, 2023 to reserve your spot on the shuttle.
Shuttle departs Reno airport to WNC at 8:00 A.M. (Note: Once passengers come down the escalator, straight ahead past the slot machines there is a large bronze Ski Statue. The chauffeur will meet at the Ski Statue with a name sign)
Shuttle departs Hampton Inn to WNC at 8:40 A.M.
Shuttle departs WNC to Hampton Inn at 5:10 P.M.
Shuttle departs WNC to Reno Airport at 5:30 P.M.
*Departure times are subject to change depending on traffic conditions
Parking Information & WNC Map:
Click here to download a PDF map of Western Nevada College. You may park in any of the parking areas.
Virtual Meeting Link:
Zoom Link: https://wnc-edu.zoom.us/j/87832648278
Meeting ID: 878 3264 8278
Registration and Hot Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15am
9:15 – 10:05am
Kellen Mitchell (UNR): Direct Ink Writing of Complex 3D Structures from Titanium Alloy
Marco Giordano (DRI): Updates on Global Aerosol Studies: Identifying, Expanding the Classification Scheme, Updating a Global Aerosol Compendium, and Re-Mapping – based in NASA’s AERONET Sunphotometer Data
Brian Hedlund (UNLV): Geological controls on desert spring microbiomes
10:05 – 10:20am
Jun Zhang (UNR): Model-based performance analysis of twisted string actuators with application to wearable assistive and resistive exo-gloves
Ke-Xun Sun (UNLV): NASA / Nevada Space Grant Curriculum Development (CD) to Train Future Space Science and Engineering Workforce for Nevada Space Industry
11:00am – 12:00pm
Keynote Talk: The Perlan Project: Stormi Noll and Morgan Sandercock
12:00 – 1:15pm
Lunch and networking
1:15 – 2:45pm
Jack C. Davis Observatory tour, AR Sandbox, Anatomage Virtual Dissection Tables
2:45 – 3:00pm
3:00 – 3:15pm
Poster Session 30 sec Oral Introductions
3:15 – 4:15pm
Break, Student Poster Session and Networking
4:15 – 4:45pm
NV Pathways to Success: Overview of NVSGC and NASA EPSCoR, Solicitation schedule; Progress & brainstorming to improve NV NASA Programs
Shuttle leaves for Reno Airport
Registration is required. Please register by April 21, 2023.
Make sure to upload a completed NASA Media Release as part of your registration.
Thursday, April 27, 2023, through Saturday, April 29, 2023 ($98/night).
Hampton Inn & Suites Carson City: 10 Hospitality Way, Carson City, NV 89706, (775) 885-8800
Room Block will close Thursday, March 30, 2023. Reservations received after this date will only be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.
Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, complimentary hot breakfast offered daily, free parking, fitness center. Check-in time 3:00 pm, check-out time 12:00 pm. Early check-ins and late check-outs are considered requests and not guaranteed and are based strictly on availability.
2023 Student Poster Session
Poster Break Down
8:00 – 9:00am
9:00am – 5:00pm
3:15 – 4:15pm
University of Nevada, Reno / Desert Research Institute
Annual Meeting Begins
Oral Research Presentations (12 min talks with Q&A)
Annual Meeting Concludes
9:15 – 10:05am
and 10:20 – 10:50am
2023 NV NASA Programs Statewide Meeting Oral Presentations
Hover over the images to view presentation title and abstract.
Kellen Mitchell (UNR)
Presentation Title: Direct Ink Writing of Complex 3D Structures from Titanium Alloy
Presentation Title: Updates on Global Aerosol Studies: Identifying, Expanding the Classification Scheme, Updating a Global Aerosol Compendium, and Re-Mapping – based in NASA’s AERONET Sunphotometer Data
Jun Zhang (UNR)
Presentation Title: Model-based Performance Analysis of Twisted String Actuators with Application to Wearable
Assistive and Resistive Exo-gloves
Ke-Xun Sun (UNLV)
Presentation Title: NASA / Nevada Space Grant Curriculum Development (CD) to Train Future Space Science and Engineering Workforce for Nevada Space Industry