A fireside chat with two pioneers in science, Sandra M. Faber and Kathryn D. Sullivan

We are thrilled to invite you to an inspiring conversation with two of our most prominent trailblazers in science, and who we are proud to say will be distinctly honored in our transformed Science & Engineering Library:

Sandra M. Faber, Ph.D.
Professor emerita of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz; University Professor, University of California


Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D.
UC Santa Cruz alumna; astronaut; first person to both orbit the planet and reach its deepest ocean point (Cowell ’73, Earth sciences)

The conversation will explore their incredible careers and the influence UC Santa Cruz has had on their unparalleled success. Among many of their accomplishments, for instance, Sandra co-led the largest project in the history of the Hubble Space Telescope, an undertaking that extended our view of galaxy formation back nearly to the Big Bang, while Kathryn was part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope. The list of their accomplishments, recognitions, and awards is unmatched. What inspired them to pursue these exceptional careers? What is next for them? What are their hopes for our current students?

The conversation will be moderated by fellow groundbreaking UC Santa Cruz scientist Beth Shapiro, Ph.D. Professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz


Monday, March 8 at 5:30pm

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Lectures & Presentations

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Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


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