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Lunch and Conversation with Professor Hans Mark

Fri, March 23, 2012
Lunch and Conversation with Professor Hans Mark

A Conversation with Dr. Hans Mark - Discuss a wide variety of fascinating topics with one of UT's most distinguished faculty members!

Free lunch provided to first 20 attendees!

The event is open to all Plan II Students

The Opportunity to have a discussion with Dr. Mark & Free Lunch!   Bring your questions!  Bring your comments!  Bring your brain!  Bring a friend!  Boxed lunch provided by Schlotzsky’s to first 20 students!

ABOUT DR. MARK: Dr. Hans Mark specializes in the study of spacecraft and aircraft design, electromagnetic rail guns, and national defense policy. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1954. Dr. Mark served as director of the NASA-Ames Research Center (1969-77) and Secretary of the Air Force (1979-81). While working for the U.S. Air Force, he created a space command center in Colorado which is still operational. During this time he was also the director of the National Reconnaissance Office, where he was responsible for managing the U.S. satellite reconnaissance program. In 1981, Mark was appointed deputy administrator of NASA. During his three years in the position, he supervised the first 14 space shuttle flights and beginnings of the United States involvement in the International Space Station program. He served as chancellor of The University of Texas System from 1984 to 1992 and on the faculty of the Cockrell School of Engineering since 1988. After working at the university for several years, Mark was named director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense in 1998. He previously taught at Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford University. Dr. Mark returned to teaching and researching at the University of Texas in 2001. He has published more than 180 technical reports and authored or edited eight books. Dr. Mark is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is the recipient of the 1999 Joe J. King Engineering Achievement Award and the 1999 George E. Haddaway Medal for Achievement in Aviation.



Dr. Mark will be teaching a TC 325 course during the fall 2012 semester titled "American Technology & Victory in the Cold War."  The course is open to all Plan II Students.

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