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NIA Researcher Works to Protect Astronauts on Upcoming Artemis Missions
NIA Human Factors Research Scientist, Julie Hanson is project technical lead and human factor psychologist/engineer for a NASA team developing a next-generation garment to protect astronauts against solar particle events. As an expert on how people interact with technology, she says “We need to keep that in mind when designing.”
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NASA iTech's Ignite the Night TAMPA 2020 Announced
Innovation takes place everywhere.NASA is creating more opportunities to connect with innovators and enthusiasts directly. Ignite the Night TAMPA 2020 will take place on Feb. 11, 2020 with a "Call for Ideas" open until Jan. 17.
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Diskin Promoted to NIA Senior Research Fellow
Prof. Diskin is the institute’s first full-time researcher on staff to earn this title.
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Spring 2020 flightPlan Accelerator
The Smart Airport and Aviation Partnership (SAAP) is hosting its first accelerator cohort in early 2020. With guidance from NIA and other partners, game-changing aviation professionals will work with participants on innovative growth strategies. Applications due by Feb. 28, 2020.
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Gupta Named IEEE Fellow
Professor Mool Gupta, University of Virginia Langley Distinguished Professor at the National Institute of Aerospace, has been named an IEEE Fellow, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He is being recognized for contributions to laser material interactions.
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Now Offering for Spring Semester 2020: Advanced Engineering Acoustics
Led by Virginia Tech Samuel Langley Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Dr. Chris Fuller. Available as an NIA course member university cross-registration.
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NIA Associates Receives 2019 Best of Hampton Award
The annual awards program honors the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Hampton Roads area.
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Nishikawa Chosen as AIAA HRS Engineer of the Year
“For innovative, seminal contributions to the theory, implementation, and verification of novel computational approaches to the solution of aerodynamics equations in practical CFD codes”
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Program Manager for Smart Airport and Aviation Partnership Announced
Carole M. Mattessich, Esq. has been named Program Director for the partnership which will transform Southern New Jersey’s innovation ecosystem by incubating, accelerating and attracting new businesses into a high-tech cluster.
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NIA Named #3 Best Nonprofit in the U.S.
The Nonprofit Times joined with Best Companies Group to honor NIA for creating a quality workplace for employees. NIA ranks third nationwide compared to organizations of all sizes in the list of "2019 Best Nonprofits To Work For."
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Self-replicating, Self-repairing Planetary Habitats Made of Fungus

NASA 360 takes a look at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) known as Myco-architecture, a revolutionary approach to construction that could one day be used to build habitats on other planets.

To watch the in-depth presentation about his topic please visit the 2018 NIAC Symposium Livestream site: https://bit.ly/2MbxCvz

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