Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium

Drones in Space

32nd Annual Wisconsin Space Conference


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Schedule of Events

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium

Friday, August 12, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Pienary Speaker 1

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Presentations, Poster Sessions and Networking

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Group Photo

1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Education Sessions

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Break

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Featured Program Awardees

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Pienary Speaker 2 and Dinner

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity & Mars Rover Perseverance

Keynote Speakers

Matthew Wallace

Matt Wallace is Deputy Director for Planetary Science at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prior to this role, he served Mars 2020 Project Manager. He initiated the concept work for the Mars 2020 mission, and has led the development and implementation team since 2013. The spacecraft and Perseverance rover launched in July of 2020 and landed in February 2021, beginning its surface mission of in-situ science and technology experiments, and collecting samples for return to Earth by a future mission.

Tim Canham

Tim Canham is the Software and Operations Lead for Mars Helicopter for NASA/JPL, which was deployed as part of the Perseverance Rover project. Tim has 30 years of software experience at JPL with a number of projects including the Deep Space Network, Cassini, Curiosity, and the VITAL COVID ventilator. Tim is also the architect for the Prime flight software framework available on GitHub.


For other inquiries related to the conference please contact:

Tate Wilson
Department of Engineering Physics

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