Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

QGAC  Inaugural Speaker - Michelle Thompson, MSc'13, PhD'16


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Queen’s GEO Alumni Connector - (QGAC) presents its inaugral speaker, Michelle Thompson, MSc'13, PhD'16, NASA Postdoctoral fellow.

Michelle will be talking about her career path and how she got to where she is now!

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2018
Location: MIL 105
Time:11:30-12:30

Astronaut candidate's profile:

The candidates participating in the astronaut selection process all have unique journeys and outstanding qualities and skills. Michelle Thompson, who was born in North York but grew up in near Bewdley, Ontario, was one of 70 Canadians on the Canadian Space Agency’s list of candidates.  Currently living in Houston, Texas, Thompson is a NASA post-doctoral fellow at the Johnson Space Center. Her research focuses on the origin and alteration of planetary materials.

Currently, Michelle is a NASA postdoctoral fellow, Johnson Space Center – Her research focuses on the origin and alteration of planetary materials. She studies the chemical composition and microstructure of meteorites, lunar soils returned from the Moon by the Apollo missions, and dust grains from near-Earth asteroid Itokawa. She uses analytical techniques to understand how these materials are altered on the surfaces of airless bodies due to their exposure to interplanetary space