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photo of Dr. David Williams

The GCC STEM Club proudly presents “Asteroids, Ion Propulsion, and NASA’s Dawn Mission to Vesta,” a presentation by guest lecturer Dr. David Williams, 2:00 p.m., Fri., April 19 in MA-142.

Dr. Williams’ lecture is geared toward general audiences and no prior scientific knowledge is assumed.  There is no cost to attend and the lecture is open to the public.

About Dr. Williams
Dr. David A. Williams is an Associate Research Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Dr. Williams is the Director of the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies, the NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility at ASU. He is also the Director of the NASA Planetary Aeolian Laboratory at the Ames Research Center in California. David is currently performing research in volcanology and planetary geology, with a focus on planetary mapping, geochemical, and remote sensing studies. He was involved with NASA’s Magellan Mission to Venus and Galileo Mission to Jupiter. He is a Co-Investigator on the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter mission, and he is currently serving as a Participating Scientist on NASA’s Dawn Mission to asteroid 4 Vesta.