Wentworth and John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Presenting Moonshot Event

October 8, 2019

An astronaut stands on the moon

A still from the Apollo 11 moon landing

The following article is part of a series previewing the events taking place during Wentworth’s Inauguration Week, October 15-20.

What might JFK say?

In the spirit of innovation, Wentworth Institute of Technology will look back at the Apollo 11 moon landing event with a discussion sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

A panel of experts will discuss President Kennedy’s push to the moon, as well as the technical expertise it took to reach it during the Moonshot Projects Symposium.

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 15 from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. in the commons area of the Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences (CEIS).

Specialists will survey pioneering projects in related fields:

  • Steven Rothstein, Executive Director, JFK Library Foundation
  • Neil Tardella, CEO, Energid Technologies (a division of Teradyne)
  • Lori A. Masso, Senior Engineering Fellow, Systems Security Engineer, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  • James J. Collins, Termeer Professor, MIT and Wyss Institute, Harvard
  • David Simpson, Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Register at wit.edu/inauguration/events.

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