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2018 Conference

Uncharted Lands: Geology & Space

Friday, August 10, 2018
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley


28th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference
UW-Fox Valley Communications Art Center
1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI
Conference — Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley will host the 28th annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in the university’s Communication Arts Center. The theme of this year’s conference is “Uncharted Lands: Geology & Space.” 

The conference kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Friday with a continental breakfast and an opening keynote by Dr. Jennifer Anderson, who has collaborated with colleagues at the Experimental Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.  Dr. Anderson is a Professor of Geoscience at Winona State University in Winona, MN.  Throughout the day, attendees will hear about NASA partnerships, student research, K-12 outreach, academic and industry research, and WSGC team projects. There will be a poster and networking session, and an awards ceremony. 

Guests are invited to attend a special presentation, “Apollo: For All Mankind,” by Chris Henry from the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, WI, at 7:00 p.m.  Heavy appetizers will be served prior to the evening plenary session.

Download the 2018 Conference Brochure for conference registration and accommodation information.

Friday Keynote Speaker: Jennifer L. Anderson, Ph. D.

Professor of Geoscience
Winona State University

Dr. Anderson began working on impact experiments at the NASA Ames Vertical Gun Range In Mofffett Field, CA.  She joined the Winonna State University faculty in 2005, teaching classes in Astronomy, Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Earth Science Education.  Anderson runs the WSU Observatory and hosts a number of astronomical outreach events annually.

Dr. Anderson received her Ph.D. (2004) and Masters (2001) from Brown University in Providence, RI. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

Friday Evening Keynote Speaker: Chris Henry

Experimental Aircraft Association

Chris Henry is a staff member at the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, WI. Mr. Henry served as an air traffic controller  and flight operations manager for a helicopter company prior to joining the EAA team. He creates special moments for people. He has worked very closely with the B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” Program and has helped give many veterans the chance to become reunited with ‘their” airplane once again. His lecture series includes:  The Apollo Program: For All Mankind; B-17: The Final Mission; Richard Bong: Ace of Aces; Tuskegee: The True Story of the Red Tails; B-25: From Tokyo to Hollywood; Apollo 13; and Blacksheep: The True Story of VMF-214.  

To register or for more information:


Contact the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium at or call 262-551-6054.

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium apparel is available for pre-purchase during registration.

Sizes available:  XS - 2XL
We Need You T-shirts:  $20

Select apparel will be available at the conference.
Polos:  $25
1/4 Zip Pullover:  $30

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