Sustainability in Space and on Earth: Research Initiatives of the Space Enabled Research Group è stato l’oggetto della Lectio svolta da Danielle Wood Director, Space Enabled Research Group, Assistant Professor of Media Arts & Sciences and Aeronautics & Astronautics Media Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), nell’ambito della serie From Home to Space, organizzata da Missione USA in Italia e Agenzia Spaziale Italiana.
Con appuntamenti settimanali, in alternanza tra interlocutori italiani e statunitensi, la serie ospita testimoni della conquista umana, scientifica e tecnologica dello spazio con l’intento di introdurre al mondo fuori dal nostro mondo: il Cosmo.
In questi appuntamenti vivrete le conquiste del passato e quelle del presente, ma soprattutto i programmi e le ricerche per quelle a venire.
Professor Danielle Wood serves as an Assistant Professor in Media Arts & Sciences and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Within the MIT Media Lab, Prof. Wood leads the Space Enabled Research Group which seeks to advance justice in Earth’s complex systems using designs enabled by space. Prof. Wood is a scholar of societal development with a background that includes satellite design, earth science applications, systems engineering, and technology policy. In her research, Prof. Wood applies these skills to design innovative systems that harness space technology to address development challenges around the world. Prior to serving as faculty at MIT, Professor Wood held positions at NASA Headquarters, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Aerospace Corporation, Johns Hopkins University, and the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs. Prof. Wood studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned a PhD in engineering systems, SM in aeronautics and astronautics, SM in technology policy, and SB in aerospace engineering.