Keyport, Wash. – Naval Undersea Warfare Center -Division (NUWC), Keyport is hosting Dr. Eileen Stansbery, Deputy Director, Exploration Integration and Center, and Chief Scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center, on a visit and speaking tour of Kitsap County from May 22-24, 2017. Stansbery’s visit gives NUWC Keyport and the local Navy the opportunity to exchange ideas and solutions about the often-similar challenges of using technology in the harsh environments of outer space and undersea, and gives the local community the opportunity to hear the experiences and perspectives of this world-renowned scientist and speaker.
Stansbery will tour and speak with members of the NUWC Keyport and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility workforce, and will give talks to students at two local schools to promote programs and interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics. She will also present an Olympic College-sponsored Astronomy Talk on May 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the SEEFilm Bremerton Cinema in Bremerton, Washington. That event is free and open to the public.
Stansbery received her B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Houston Baptist University, and the M.S. and PhD. in Space Physics and Astronomy from Rice University. Her expertise includes space physics and systems analysis, and planetary exploration with specific expertise in sample return, contamination control, and the curation and quarantine of extraterrestrial samples.
NUWC Keyport provides technical capabilities that support America's dominance in the undersea domain. NUWC Keyport is headquartered in Washington State, and has facilities and operations in California, Guam, Hawaii, British Columbia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, and personnel working in several other states and countries.