2017 NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality Workshop Program Dedicated to the
Memory of Ken Crane
NASA Quality Assurance Champion
October 13, 2017
Alice E. Smith, Ph.D., P.E., Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Auburn University, Alabama, introduces Bob Vermillion, CEO/Founder, RMV Technology Group, who gave a Mini-Tutorial on Electrostatics and CubeSats for the 2nd year in a row.
The number of attendees was up by almost 30% this year due to the increased emphasis upon Aerospace Quality for the Agency.
Bob Vermillion, Founder, RMV Tech Group, a NASA Industry Partner, presents a Mini-Tutorial on "ESD Qualification of CubeSats for Flight."
The Opening Address was presented by Steve Creech, Manager/
Director of the Space Launch System (SLS) Spacecraft Payload Integration & Evolution (SPIE) Office, NASA MSFC.
Another very interesting talk on the future of AeroSpace Quality was presented by Luke Spencer, Johns Hopkins University - "What Does the Future Hold?"
A excellent talk "Six Sigma Launches into Space" for future NASA launches was presented by Janet Sanders, PhD, East Carolina University.
"Alternate Materials for Micro Shutter Assembly Mechanism Rollers" was presented by Iqbal Shareef Bradley University.
Dr. Mesut Akdere, Associate Professor, Purdue University, presented on "Exploring Mixed Reality for Developing Intercultural Team Skills: Implications for Space Exploration."