10a.m.- 1:30p.m. (PT) | Link to register.
Aviation’s impact on climate change is significant; without mitigation, this impact is expected to grow as the industry recovers from the global pandemic. Climate change has a correspondingly large impact on aviation; changing weather patterns can affect aircraft performance, infrastructure, and operations. Over the coming decades, the decarbonization of the aviation sector will present numerous technological, policy, and environmental challenges, while extreme weather will create challenges and new requirements for aviation safety and growth.
On January 20, 2022, SJSU and its Mineta Transportation Institute will host a virtual forum on Aviation and Climate Change to discuss these issues. The forum will bring together Silicon Valley leaders in academia, government, and industry to showcase the regional capabilities available to address climate change and aviation challenges, and to encourage the public-private partnerships and collaborations needed to do so.
3.5 PDH credits will be available for attendees.
Welcome and Forum Overview, Dr. Karen Philbrick, Executive Director, SJSU Mineta Transportation Institute and Dr. Tina Panontin, Director of Program Content, Professor of Practice, SJSU College of Engineering
Welcome and SJSU Perspective, Dr. Vincent Del Casino, Provost and Senior Vice President, SJSU
Dr. Minghui Diao, Associate Professor, SJSU College of Science, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
Raj Pai, Senior Technologist, NASA Ames Research Center
Robert Pearce, Associate Administrator, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
Dr. Brandon Graver, Senior Researcher, International Council on Clean Transportation
Dr. Sheryl Ehrman, Don Beall Dean, SJSU College of Engineering
Dr. Michael Kaufman, Dean, SJSU College of Science
Dr. Eugene Tu, Center Director, NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. David Wagner, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, SJSU College of Engineering
Dr. Alison Bridger, Department Chair, SJSU College of Science, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
Shawn Engelland, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. Mark Hansen, Professor of Transportation Engineering, UC Berkeley
Kevin James, Senior Aerospace Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. Serena Alexander, Associate Professor at SJSU, Research Associate at MTI
Shivanjli Sharma, National Campaign Deputy Lead, NASA Ames Research Center
Andrea Pesce, Director, Industry Alliances & Licensing, UC Santa Cruz
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