Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Undergraduates to Talk to Dr. Drew Feustel from the ISS


Alex Cavaliere
Catherine Gavaris

Two undergraduate students from the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering will have the unique opportunity to ask Dr. Drew Feustel, PhD'95 a question via an Education Downlink, while he is live from the International Space Station. Second year Geological Sciences student, Catherine Gavaris, and fourth year Geological Engineering student, Alex Cavaliere will each get to ask Dr. Feustel a question on Friday, April 6 from Grant Hall. The event will also feature speeches from notable people such as Dr. Arthur B McDonald, NASA scientist Dr. Michelle Thompson, another Queen's Geological Engineering graduate. The event will take place 10 am - 1 pm and will be broadcast via a live stream and on NASA TV.

Speaking about this opportunity, Alex Cavaliere noted, "As a geological engineering student with a passion for both geophysics and space, the opportunity to communicate with an alumnus of our department aboard the ISS is an incredible one. I look forward to asking Dr. Feustel about how he has applied his background in the earth sciences, and specifically in geophysics, to his work with NASA. Personally, I hope to supplement my engineering background with a degree in law and work in the field of space policy, drawing on some of the same technical background that Dr. Feustel and I share."

And Catherine shared her excitement, saying,  “I am very honoured to have this once in a life time opportunity. It is extremely exciting to be able to interact with an alumni of this department while they are at the ISS”

More details will be posted as they become available.

Congratulations to Alex and Catherine on this exciting opportunity!