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The State of the Universe

2 Feb 2015, 19:51 UTC
The State of the Universe
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Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnsonof the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technologycordially invite you to attend: The State of the Universe: A lunch briefing on new discoveriesand the importance of diversity in the astronomical sciences12:00 – 1:00 PM on February 5, 20152325 Rayburn House Office Building RSVP by February 3rd @ aas.org/rsvp-SOTUniverse-2015 For the second consecutive year, the AAS in partnership with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, bring you The State of the Universe, a briefing on the astronomical sciences. Our speakers will highlight exciting new discoveries and provide first-hand perspectives on the power of astronomy as a gateway science and the importance of bringing a broad and diverse set of viewpoints to bear on exciting scientific challenges. Through inspirational imagery and elegant descriptions of our universe, the astronomical sciences draw millions of students to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, preparing them for a wide range of careers in many sectors of the economy that support our nation's prosperity.Speakers Include: C. Megan UrryAAS President, Professor at Yale UniversityJessica Kirkpatrick Director of Data Science, InstaEDUMakenzie LystrupActing Director of Business ...

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