WST Distinguished Lecture - Dr. Maria Zuber

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    • Tuesday April 2, 2019 - Wednesday April 3, 2019
      4:00 pm - 4:59 pm
  • Location: Clary Theatre, Bill Moore Student Success Center, Atlanta, GA
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Mary Frank Fox


Summary Sentence: Maria Zuber will present a talk on gender equity.

Full Summary: Maria Zuber will present a talk on gender equity.

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Advancing Gender Equity Across the Solar System

Dr. Maria Zuber is the E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President
for Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she is responsible for research administration and policy. She oversees the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and more than a dozen interdisciplinary research laboratories and centers.

Dr. Zuber's research bridges planetary geophysics and the technology of spacebased laser and radio systems. Since 1990, she has held leadership roles with scientific experiments or instrumentation on ten NASA missions, mapping the Moon, Mars, Mercury, and several asteroids. Notably, she was Principal Investigator of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory or GRAIL mission.

Her numerous awards include the MIT James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, the highest honor the MIT bestows to its faculty. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and American Philosophical Society, and is a fellow for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society, and the American Geophysical Union.

Dr. Zuber is the first woman to lead a science department at MIT, and the first to lead a NASA planetary mission. In 2013, President Obama appointed her to the National Science Board, and in 2018 she was reappointed by President Trump. She served as Board Chair from 2016-2018.

To RSVP for the event, email Dr. Mary Frank Fox at

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Policy

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Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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2019 WST distinguished lecture
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