LSIC Fall Meeting

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 -Thursday, November 3, 2022

Venue: University of Texas-El Paso

Featured Speakers

Dr. Steve Robinson

Professor at UC Davis


James L. Reuter

Associate Administrator for NASA STMD


Live stream recordings from the first session of both days are available on YouTube:

The full playlist is available on YouTube here:

Day 1 Keynote Address: Dr. Steve K. Robinson, Former NASA Astronaut and Director of
Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration (HOME), UC Davis

Day 2 Keynote Address: Mr. Jim Reuter, Associate Administrator, NASA Space Technology
Mission Directorate

The Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium (LSIC) fall meeting will be held on Nov 2nd-3rd, 2022, at the University of Texas at El Paso and online. The event will feature interrelationships between the six focus areas identified by the Consortium, with a specific focus on how they relate to excavation and construction. 

LSIC’s overall goal is to foster communication and collaboration among academia, industry, non-profits, and government. The fall meeting will feature individual invited talks, group and panel discussions, as well as poster sessions, breakout groups, and networking opportunities. A timeblock agenda is provided below to help with planning. A printable block agenda showing both in-person and virtual schedules is available for download on the right, as is a formatted full agenda. You will be given access to a password-protected event page with additional logistical details such as available hotels after you register.

There will be several tours, both on campus and in the wider El Paso area, throughout the event. On Tuesday 01 November, the day before the event begins, a tour of the White Sands Test Facility will also be offered, with a shuttle departing from the University of Texas at El Paso campus around 11AM MT. Other tours include several tours of the UTEP facilities as well as a tour to visit ICON’s 3D printed barracks at Fort Bliss.  Please indicate when registering that you are interested in this event, and we will follow up with additional details.

The Aerospace Center at the University of Texas at El Paso has expanded beyond its initial research focus when it was founded in 2009 as the Center for Space Exploration Technology Research. In partnership with NASA, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and many industry partners, this premiere, minority-serving research center explores new technologies and challenges in space, aeronautics, defense, and energy using digital tools and skills that are transforming the way we design, build and test. The Aerospace Center has grown from a 3,000 square foot lab employing 30 students as research assistants to over 35,000 square feet in laboratory space and 8,000 acres of test facilities employing 200 students today and still growing. The Aerospace Center’s mission is to educate and prepare a diverse, future-ready workforce for high-paying, in-demand careers through project-based learning in applied, cutting-edge research in aerospace, defense, and energy.

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Event Details

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - Thursday, November 3, 2022

Time: Times on this schedule are Eastern, though the meeting will be in Mountain Time.

Location: University of Texas-El Paso

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