NASA Chief Technologist David Miller
NASA Chief Technologist David Miller will be in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 13, to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2015.
Miller, a native son who grew up in Allison Park and attended Shady Side Academy, will be in the Steel City to present several awards at the Intel ISEF.
The recipients of the awards were selected based on high quality research relevant to NASA’s mission. While there, Miller also will tour both Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh.
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NASA works with organizations in Pennsylvania to fund research, education and business development initiatives related to NASA missions. In fiscal year 2014, Pennsylvania received $39,692,221 from NASA. Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties received $5,360,463.
Miller serves as NASA’s principal advisor and advocate on the agency’s technology policy and programs. He also is the Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist coordinates, tracks and integrates technology investments across the agency and works to infuse innovative discoveries into future missions.
The chief technologist leads NASA technology transfer and technology commercialization efforts, facilitating internal creativity and innovation, and works directly with other government agencies, the commercial aerospace community and academia.
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