April 14, 2016
Chris Randall, a Chicago native, moved to Huntsville in 1994 to pursue an education in mechanical engineering. Since receiving his degree from Alabama A&M University, he has worked most of his career at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) as an Aerospace Engineer. In September of 2009, students, educators and parents across the country heard inspiring messages about the importance of staying in school from President Barack Obama, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Aerospace Engineer, Chris Randall as he was selected by NASA to support the President’s and Administrator’s “Back to School” speeches. He was nominated for the "Trailblazer" award by his supervisor, in 2010 and has since then assumed several leadership roles in his organization. The Trailblazer award issued by the Black Engineer of the Year Awards is presented annually. In 2012, he transitioned into a new role supporting the Academic Affairs Office as Co-op Program Coordinator for MSFC’s Office of Human Capital. Randall now works in MSFC’s Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications as Technical Liaison to the External Relations team. A paper that Chris co-authored on he and his team’s work on the future of U.S. space exploration was recently published internationally in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS). This paper titled, “Space 2100: A Shared Visioning Exercise for the Future Space Economy”, can be found in January/February 2015 edition of the JBIS.
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, External Relations Office Technical Liaison Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Innovation Showcase – Trep Talks