2018 Annual Conference: Aerospace
Texas is a leader in aerospace, home to the only human space flight center in the nation, a planetary institute and over 1,400 aerospace-related companies. Texas also employs more than 148,000 aerospace workers and exports billions in manufactured aerospace goods. Aerospace is an important research and business sector for the state.
At the TAMEST 2018 Annual Conference: Aerospace, we explored the potential in Texas for greater research and development in aerospace, specifically in the areas of human space flight, aeronautics and commercial space exploration.
Texas’ top minds gathered on January 10–12, 2018, at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City to explore what the future has in store for aerospace in Texas, the country and the world.
Texas has a wealth of expertise in aerospace. This conference is a unique opportunity for us to not just learn from each other, but also to share with Texas and the nation what we can do.
– Bonnie J. Dunbar, Program Chair
Deputy Program Manager of Operations
Boeing Commercial Crew Program
Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr.
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Southwest Airlines Co.
Julie Robinson, Ph.D.
International Space Station
President and COO
Professor Sam Ting
1976 Nobel Laureate, Physics
Program Chair and Committee
Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D. (NAE)
Texas A&M University
Program Committee Members
- Bobby Alford, M.D. (NAM), Honorary Co-Chair; Baylor College of Medicine
- Norman Abramson, Ph.D. (NAE); Southwest Research Institute
- John L. Junkins, Ph.D. (NAE), Texas A&M University
- Hans M. Mark, Ph.D. (NAE), The University of Texas at Austin
- Ellen Ochoa, Ph.D., NASA Johnson Space Center
- Louise M. Prockter, Ph.D., Lunar and Planetary Institute, USRA
- Paul D. Spudis, Ph.D., Lunar and Planetary Institute
- Jeffrey P. Sutton, M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
- Byron D. Tapley, Ph.D. (NAE), The University of Texas at Austin