The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will
launch a new lecture series, Science Inspires, with a talk by Marcus Fisher of NASA.
The 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
A reception following the talk will be held in Stright Hall, room 231.
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics