Ellen Stofan

Date: April 17, 2018, 7:30 pm
Location: Englert Theatre

Thank you for the generous support for this lecture from our partners at the Theme Semester Committee, University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, and the University of Iowa Student Government. Thank you also to our supporting sponsors at the Public Policy Center, Women in Science & Engineering, and the Department of Physics & Astronomy. 

As the Chief Scientist for NASA, Ellen Stofan helped demolish barriers for women in science while working at the very frontiers of tech. In talks, she argues for greater diversity in the STEM fields, demonstrates why space exploration is crucial for innovation, and shows why studying our nearby planets is key to combating climate change here on Earth.