The Florida Space Institute’s seminar series will resume January 28, 2015; see the schedule below for currently scheduled speakers. The seminar series is open to UCF researchers, administrators, and students, NASA-KSC personnel, FSI member institutions and FSI employees. Josh Colwell and Ashley Kehoe of FSI administer the seminar series that is held in the Partnership I building located in Research Park, adjacent to UCF. Contact Josh Colwell at or Ashley Kehoe at if you are interested in presenting a talk, wish to recommend someone for a talk, or wish to be on his email distribution list for notices of upcoming talks.

Upcoming Seminars – Spring 2015

Seminars will begin at 11:00am with talks lasting about 45 minutes and 10 minutes for questions. There are some exceptions to the standard date, time and location so please check the schedule below (*).

Location for directions and parking information click here):

12354 Research Parkway

Partnership I Bldg. Suite 209

Orlando, FL 32826

Speaker Title Date
Phil Metzger: Florida Space Institute, UCF Compaction Of Regolith On The Moon, Asteroids, And Other Airless Bodies: By Vibration Or By Thermal Cycling? January 28
Dan Scheeres: University of Colorado, Boulder (remote presentation) *4pm Evidence For And Implications Of Cohesion In Rubble Pile Asteroids February 25
Faith Vilas: Planetary Science Institute (remote presentation) What Can We Learn About The Space Weathering Of S-Complex Asteroids In The UV/Blue? March 4
Jocelyn Dunn: Purdue University, School of Industrial Engineering
(remote talk) *4pm
Toward Detecting Human Health And Stress States Via Wearable Devices And Habitat Systems Data On A Simulated Long-Duration Mars Mission March 25
Justin Karl: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCF Cheaper Private Suborbital Flight Opportunities On The Horizon- Research Implications April 1
Lindy Elkins-Tanton: Arizona State University (remote talk) Planetesimals: Early Differentiation And Consequences For Planets April 8
Gal Sarid: Florida Space Institute, UCF April 15
Larry Taylor: University of Tennessee at Knoxville Space Weathering In Its Totality April 29

To watch previous seminars click here.