October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year the theme is Inclusion Drives Innovation. NASA is a leader in innovation and has a diverse workforce that makes its contribution to an event like this truly unique. On October 5th, schools, organizations and individuals from around the globe will tune in to learn from NASA employees with disabilities who exemplify this year's theme. These employees will share their experiences, challenges and triumphs in pursuit of their dreams and how they have pushed NASA to meet the needs of every individual. NASA recognizes its need to capitalize on the talents of all employees to achieve its mission. Through this initiative we hope to encourage a discussion worldwide on how inclusion drives innovation. At the end of the day, what an individual CAN do is what matters.
Schools may register to be eligible to participate in the live virtual audience by sending an email from your school email address to KSC-Speakers-Bureau@mail.nasa.gov
. A limited number of sites will be selected to participate in each LIVE interactive event. An American Sign Language interpreter will facilitate each event. All sites must complete a technical test to confirm connectivity no later than October 3rd. Instructions will be provided in the follow-up email after registration. You will need a computer, webcam, microphone, speakers, projector, and high-speed internet connection able to stream live video and audio through a web browser plug-in.
All events will be streamed on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-dlinfo2
. Webcast viewers may send questions during the live event via Twitter using #nasaNDEAM or via email at KSC-Speakers-Bureau@mail.nasa.gov
. (Note: All times are EDT and each event will be 30-minutes long.)
9:00 am Susan Kroskey, KSC, CFO & Nicole Delvesco, KSC, Systems Accountant
10:00 am Paul Mogan, KSC, Ground Systems Development Operations program systems engineer
11:00 am Chris Brown, KSC, Engineering & Analysis Lead, Structures and Dynamics
12:00 pm Dr. Robert Shelton, Lead simulation engineer in JSC’s Engineering Orbital Dynamics Division
1:00 pm Victoria Garcia, MSFC, Flight Systems Engineer
2:00 pm Johanna Lucht, AFRC, Systems Engineer, Vehicle Integration and Test Branch
3:00 pm Sophia Qian, GSFC, Accountant, Financial Analytics Branch