Join former astronaut for April 17 webinar

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On April 16, 2020

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Please join Dr. Sandra Magnus, former Atlantis astronaut and Missouri S&T alumna, for a live webinar titled “Mission Possible: Adapting to New Norms” at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17.

She will share her experiences, coping mechanisms, encouragement and advice for dealing with social isolation during the pandemic.

Magnus serves as deputy director for engineering in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. She is the chief engineer for advanced capabilities and leads engineering policy, practice, and the engineering workforce, as well as digital and systems engineering initiatives and mission integration for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Magnus earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Missouri S&T in 1986 and 1990, respectively, and a Ph.D. in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996.

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The meeting will be recorded for those who cannot attend and a link will be shared once it is available.

If you have questions for Magnus to address in the presentation, please submit them by email to Melanie Keeney, director of outreach and engagement, at by Wednesday, April 15. Questions will be selected based on time limits.

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