We are very excited about the talks we have planned for you.
Only at Space Tech Symposium 2018 this spring in Berkeley, California.
Talk to the STAC members about the projects they have been working on over the past year at the project exhibition.
Learn what Space Technologies at Cal (STAC) is about, who we are, and what we do.Speaker : Travis Brashears - STAC Co-Founder
Learn more about the innovations in space tech.Speaker : Ariel Waldman
Talk to the STAC members and industry partners to learn about the projects they have been working on over the past year at their project exhibition. Food provided.
Monday, 30 April, 2018 with over 10 speakers - Berkeley, California
Reserve your ticket right now for the talk of the year
Join us to hear from some of space technology's brightest minds.
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We are very excited to show you what we have planned for you. Please join us at UC Berkeley on Monday, April 30, 2018. We look forward to meeting you there.
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Ariel Waldman sits on the council for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, a program that nurtures radical, science-fiction-inspired ideas that could transform future space missions. She is the co-author of a congressionally-requested National Academy of Sciences report on the future of human spaceflight and the author of the book What’s It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who’ve Been There. She is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways for anyone to participate in space exploration, and the global director of Science Hack Day, a grassroots endeavor to prototype things with science that is now in over 25 countries. In 2013, Ariel received an honor from the White House for being a Champion of Change in citizen science.
Adam Arkin is the Dean A. Richard Newton Memorial Professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley. Adam's synthetic biology lab seeks to uncover the evolutionary design principles of cellular networks and populations and to exploit them for applications. In 2013, Adam received the US Department of Energy's highest honor, the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, for his research on the physical theory and processes of cells that make life possible.
Daniel is the CEO of LEOLabs, a startup founded in 2016 to map debris in low earth orbit to enable the LEO economy. Prior to founding LEOLabs, Daniel served as the program director of SRI International and developed its satellite tracking operations. Daniel holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Garrett is a Partner at Bee Partners, a pre-Seed stage venture capital firm focused on supporting passionate founders with deep market insights. He focuses on identifying founders and startups servicing enterprises and enabling new marketplaces. He actively seeks investments in frontier technologies (drones, AI, NewSpace) and invests time in building companies that matter.
John Gedmark is the CEO of Astranis, is building the future of telecommunications satellites, and plans to spread the internet to the four billion people that currently lack access. Before Astranis, John founded the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and was the Director of Spaceflight Operations at the X Prize Foundation. John holds a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford.
Shahin Farshchi is a Partner at Lux Capital, which invests in seed and early stage startups spanning a variety of industries including 3D printing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, flying robots, surgical robots, synthetic biology, genomics, satellites, space, drones, computational imaging and recognition, new materials and much more. Shahin is particularly interested in AI, the brain, space, robots, cars, and engines. Previous investments of his include Astranis, Planet Labs, and Flex Logix.
Tess is an investor in Bessemer Venture Partners' Menlo Park office. She is focused on frontier tech, specifically commercial space, machine/deep/reinforcement learning, blockchain, and quantum computing. She currently serves as board observer for Rocket Lab, Spire, Auth0, Endgame, Distil Networks, Team8, Virtru, Claroty, CyberGRX, and Illusive Networks.
Zachary Manchester is an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He is the founder of the KickSat project, and has previously worked at Harvard University and NASA Ames Research Center. His research spans robotics, control, optimization, nonlinear dynamics, and spacecraft.
Chris Kemp is currently the CEO of stealth mode space company based in San Francisco. He currently serves as an advisor to Planet and Ripcord and sits of the board of directors of Scalr. In 2010 Chris founded OpenStack and in 2013 he founded Nebula. Chris also served as NASA's CTO for IT.
Elizabeth Smith is currently a Senior Data Scientist at Orbital Insight where she leads the research and development of new capabilities for U.S. Government clients that leverage Orbital Insight’s expertise in using computer vision and machine learning to derive insights from geospatial data. During her postdoc tenure at UCSF she published a dozen journal articles, presented at national conferences, and had research findings featured in the New York Times.