NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Virtual Symposium

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This NASA virtual event may be of interest. 

Caroline Genzale, associate professor in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech is one of the many speakers. She received a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Phase 1 funding award for a project titled “Fueling a Human Mission to Mars.”

The nine-month project is a collaborative effort involving Georgia Tech colleagues Wenting Sun, associate professor in aerospace engineering, and Pamela Peralta-Yahya, associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and faculty member of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI).

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program

is proud to announce its annual Symposium as a Virtual Event!

This event is free and open to the public. All are invited to attend.

Due to the continuing pandemic, the 2020 NIAC Symposium has officially

transitioned to a virtual event and will not be held in Tucson, AZ. The

event will begin live on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:00AM ET and can

be accessed live via Livestream here:

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) seeks innovative, technically

credible advanced concepts that could one day change the possible in aeronautics

and space.


The 2020 NIAC Symposium will feature progress presentations from our currently

funded Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III Fellows. This portfolio of NIAC studies

addresses diverse research areas including: Revolutionary Exploration Systems,

Novel Propulsion, Human Systems & Architectures for Extreme Environments,

Sensors, and Imaging.


NIAC Symposia feature exciting keynote addresses to inspire the participants. Past

NIAC speakers have included visionary thinkers, distinguished scientists, senior

government officials, authors, astronauts, and entrepreneurs.


For questions or more information, please feel free to contact Pauline Burgess

NIAC is a component of the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.


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Event Details


  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Virtual Event

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