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Dr. Sarah Wyatt

November 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Dr. Sarah Wyatt is a professor and research scientist in the department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University. In 2015 and again in 2017, she was honored to fly experiments on the International Space Station (ISS). Her talk will highlight her journey from a small town in Kentucky to Kennedy Space Center.

Dr. Sarah Wyatt

“Anatomy of a Spaceflight Experiment”

FREE Lecture

Dr. Sarah Wyatt is a professor and research scientist in the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University. In 2015 and again in 2017, she was honored to fly experiments on the International Space Station (ISS).

Dr. Wyatt grew up in a small, rural community in the far western corner of Kentucky, where her family owned a small farm. As a child during the ‘race to the moon’, she was intrigued with space exploration. She and her sisters were the first in their family to attend college.

She earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in plant physiology and molecular biology from Purdue University. Dr. Wyatt then got the opportunity to work on a NASA funded research project at North Carolina State University, giving her a chance to combine her interests in plant biology and the space program. That project started her career-long relationship with NASA.

Currently, she and her students are trying to identify the genes and proteins that allow plants to respond to gravity (and the limited gravity in space). Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA. Her current space flight experiment launched on Jan 10, 2015, and returned to Earth in February. Her talk will highlight her journey from a small town in Kentucky to Kennedy Space Center.

 

Details

Date:
November 7, 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Event Category:

Organizer

Evergreen Arts & Humanities
Phone:
740.885.5710
Email:
evergreenseries@wscc.edu

Venue

Community Room
710 Colegate Drive
Marietta, OH 45750 United States
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Phone:
740-374-8716
Website:
www.wscc.edu