NASA Chief Scientist Katherine Calvin to Provide Keynote Remarks at ISSRDC
The 12th annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) has named UMD alum Katherine Calvin (B.S. '03, mathematics; B.S. '03, computer science), who is NASA’s chief scientist and senior climate advisor, as a keynote speaker. ISSRDC will take place from July 31 to August 3, 2023, in Seattle, and Calvin is slated to speak on the final day of the conference.
As chief scientist, Calvin advises NASA leadership on the agency’s science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments. As senior climate advisor, she provides insights and recommendations for the agency’s climate-related science, technology, and infrastructure programs. Calvin was appointed to her respective roles on January 10, 2022.
Prior to joining NASA, Calvin was a highly decorated Earth scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) in College Park, Maryland. During her tenure at JGCRI, Calvin co-authored more than 100 publications, most recently through investigations associated with growing populations against agriculture and water scarcity in the face of climate change. Calvin served on a National Academy of Sciences research committee on models of the world, which was commissioned by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency to create models for interrelated global systems such as economics, politics, and environment. She has a doctorate in management, science, and engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in computer science and mathematics from the University of Maryland.
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