Purdue Student Pugwash Conference, Apply by March 24My name is Rachel Svetanoff and I am the President of Purdue Student Pugwash, an organization dedicated to empowering and equipping students to identify, critically analyze, and shape the ethical, political, and societal dimensions of science and technology. I am sending you an invitation for your students to participate in the “Space and Society: Governing the Galaxy” Pugwash conference to be held on April 7-8, 2017 in the Purdue Memorial Union West Faculty Lounge. More information can be found here at: http://www.conf.purdue.edu/pugwash.
First 50 students to attend receive a prize of space food from NASA! All students are invited to have dinner with speakers!
Speakers for this event include:
David Wolf - Purdue alum astronaut and 28-year NASA veteran
Robert Zubrin - Founder and President of Mars Society
Daniel Dumbacher - Professor of Practice and previous NASA Deputy Associate Administrator
Jay Melosh - World renowned expert on impact cratering and Distinguished Professor of EAPS at Purdue
Additionally, the interactive workshop hosted on Saturday is designed to give students the skills to understand space and other technological systems in a societal and policy context. The workshop will include a visioning exercise, a model-UN exercise on space, and small break out discussions.
Applications for the April 8th workshop can be found here: http://www.spusa.org/space-workshop-application and are due March 24th!
To get students interested in Pugwash before the conference, we are having an event on March 22nd at 6PM in ARMS 1028 to create a thoughtful discussion night on a student's role in the March for Science. We will be serving free pizza and soft drinks!