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Dublin City University


Space Science Lecture for 2nd Level Students

“It’s not Rocket Science! Oh wait… Yes it is!”

It gives us great pleasure to invite you and your students to a lecture by Spacecraft Systems Engineer and STEMDCU (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education advocate, Amber Gell.

The lecture will take place in the Helix, DCU at 11am on Tuesday, 5th April.

Abstract for talk:

Have you ever looked up at the sky on a dark starry night and wondered what it would be like to go out there and explore the cosmos? Perhaps take that next giant leap for human kind? Well, although it may seem like all the fun stuff happens in space, there are actually really exciting opportunities in the space industry for those here on Earth, supporting the Astronauts and Robotic Space Missions.

About Amber Gell

Amber S. Gell was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and currently works for Lockheed Martin. She has always been extremely interested in space and exploration, especially human spaceflight, which is her ultimate goal.

Ms. Gell’s broad range of experience includes her work as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer, designing and developing numerous subsystems for the Orion Spacecraft and other Advanced Programs.

She has contributed her expertise to various areas such as: Space Life Sciences; Bioastronautics, Human Performance in Extreme Environments, Rendezvous, Proximity, and Docking Operations, Landing and Recovery Systems, Engineering Integration, Flight Test, Risk Management, and Leading Proposal Development efforts.

Ms. Gell is also a Certified Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt and has facilitated many Process Improvement Events.

She is especially passionate about participating in Education Outreach Activities that engage the engineers of tomorrow and inspire the bright minds of the future.

See more information here.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited. Please email