Advancing Gender Equity Across the Solar System

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  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday April 2, 2019 - Wednesday April 3, 2019
      4:00 pm - 4:59 pm
  • Location: Clary Theater, Bill Moore Student Success Center, 225 N Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
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    Free food
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Summary Sentence: 2019 WST Distinguished Lecture by Maria Zuber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Full Summary: Maria Zuber is the E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and vice-president for research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will deliver Georgia Tech's 2019 WST (Women in Science and Technology) Distinguished Lecture. 

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The 2019 Women in Science and Technology (WST) Distinguished Lecturer is Maria Zuber. 

Maria Zuber is the E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is also MIT's vice president for research, responsible for research administration and policy. She oversees the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and more than a dozen interdisciplinary research laboratories and centers.

Zuber's research bridges planetary geophysics and the technology of space-based laser and radio systems. Since 1990, she has held leadership roles with scientific experiments or instrumentation on 10 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 MIT's James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, the highest honor MIT bestows to its faculty. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society,. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society, and the American Geophysical Union.

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

This lecture is co-sponsored by the College of Sciences. 

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About the WST Distinguished Lecture Series
This lecture series honors outstanding contributors to understandings of, and positive impact for, women, science, and technology. It is an annual event open to the Georgia Tech community and the public.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

College of Sciences, EAS, School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Mathematics, School of Physics, School of Psychology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Women in science and technology
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