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Dean’s Lecture Series: Mary Ellen Weber

September 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mary Ellen Weber, a veteran astronaut, executive, strategist, and technologist will be speaking as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series on Leadership, Governance and Decisions: Lessons from Space. Weber was a NASA Astronaut for ten years and is the veteran of two spaceflights, including one to construct the International Space Station—STS-70 in 1995 and STS-101 in 2000. She was among the youngest Astronauts to ever venture into space, traveling 297 earth orbits and 7.8 million miles. She is currently a consultant in innovation and high-risk operations and an acclaimed speaker. She has also been a competitive skydiver for decades—with nearly 6,000 skydives, a world record, and two dozen U.S. National Championship medals. She holds an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, a Ph.D. in chemistry from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue.

The Dean’s Lecture Series is the principal forum for eminent industry practitioners and government officials to bring their knowledge and perspectives to Carnegie Mellon, and to broaden students’ understanding of important issues.

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About Mary Ellen Weber: 

Dr. Mary Ellen Weber is a veteran astronaut, executive, strategist, technologist, and speaker. Selected in the 14th group of NASA Astronauts, she was an Astronaut for ten years and is the veteran of two spaceflights. In 2000, she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-101, the third construction flight for the International Space Station. She also flew in 1995 on mission STS-70, launching a communications satellite into earth orbit.  She was among the youngest Astronauts to ever venture into space, traveling 297 earth orbits and 7.8 million miles. She remains involved with NASA, and since 2012, she has been a member of the NASA Advisory Council Committee on Technology, Innovation and Engineering.

Dr. Weber is currently principal of Stellar Strategies, LLC, consulting in innovation and high-risk operations, and is an acclaimed speaker. Previously she was vice president at UT Southwestern Medical Center, a world-renowned medical school, research powerhouse and hospital in Dallas, Texas, for nine years. She also has served on numerous non-profit boards, including Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Dr. Weber has been a competitive skydiver for decades—with nearly 6,000 skydives, a world record, and two dozen U.S. National Championship medals. She is also an instrument-rated pilot with over 600 hours in NASA’s jet aircraft.  She holds an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, a Ph.D. in chemistry from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue. She is the author of eight scientific papers and a patent.

 

 

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September 17
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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