April 10, 2012

NASA Technology Officials Visit Case Western Reserve Wednesday

NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck and Space Technology Program Director Michael Gazarik will visit Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on Wednesday, April 11, to meet with students and faculty and learn about the school's engineering and science programs.

Peck and Gazarik will hear about progress on NASA-funded research and meet with three Case Western Reserve graduate students who were selected as members of the inaugural class of NASA Space Technology Research Fellows.

Peck and Case Western Reserve faculty and students will be available to speak briefly with members of the media at 10:40 a.m. EDT. Reporters must contact Tricia Schellenbach at 216-368-6949 or tricia.schellenbach@case.edu, or Marv Kropko at 216-368-6890 or marvin.kropko@case.edu, to attend.

Peck serves as the principal technology advisor to the NASA Administrator and is the agency advocate on matters concerning technology policy and programs. Gazarik oversees NASA's Space Technology Program, which develops and demonstrates advanced space systems concepts and technologies that enable new approaches to achieving NASA's current and future missions.

Case Western Reserve University is one of the country's leading private research institutions. Leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment.

For information about NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist and complete biographies of Peck and Gazarik, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/oct

For more information about Case Western Reserve University, visit: http://www.case.edu