The Florida Space Institute’s seminar series will resume September 2, 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 – Fall 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
Dan Britt: Physics, UCF Economics And Exploration: A Bit of Historical Perspective On The New Age Of Exploration September 2
Jim Cantrell -President and CEO Strategic Space Development The Role Of Rogue Thinkers And Doers In Human Progress September 23
Roger Handberg: Political Science, UCF US Commercial Space Enterprise: Confronting Competition Domestically And Internationally September 30
Patrick Michel: Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur Asteroid Impact And Deflection Assessment (AIDA) Mission: Science Return And Technology Demonstration October 14
Charles F. Radley: Associate Fellow AIAA Lunar Surface Operations – Major Cost Reduction By A Lunar Elevator October28
Andrew Schuerger: University of Florida Hypobarophile Bacteria Capable Of Growth Under Martian Conditions Of 7 mbar, 0 C, And CO2-enriched Anoxic Atmospheres November 4
Serkan Saydam: UNSW, Australia An Integrated Economics Model Of ISRU In Support Of A Mars Colony November 18 *5pm
Scott Branting: Anthropology, UCF The Necessity Of Space-Based Monitoring Of Cultural Heritage Destruction In Syria And Iraq December 2

To watch previous seminars click here.