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New “Science Inspires” Series Launches with Speaker from NASA

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will launch a new lecture series, Science Inspires, with a talk by Marcus Fisher of NASA.

Marcus Fisher from NASAThe talk is scheduled on April 25 from 1:25–2:15 p.m. in 247 Johnson Hall.

Fisher’s talk, “NASA: Missions, Development, and Independent Verification and Validation,” will give an overview of past missions and the safety of mission system software, as well as NASA’s current development challenges. Fisher’s talk is supported through the Scholarships Creating Opportunities for Applied Mathematics (S-COAM) program.

In over 15 years at NASA, Fisher, the associate director for the NASA Independent Verification and Validation Program, has led and managed 32 projects. He was chief engineer of the NASA Independent Verification and Validation Programs for four years. Through his involvement in the Verification and Validation Programs, he also leads NASA cooperation with the Japanese and European space agencies and is involved in NASA’s STEM outreach programs. He is also an associate professor at West Virginia University’s Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

A reception following the talk will be held in Stright Hall, room 231.

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