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Oxford Sparks LIVE is the Division's first public event, taking place 30 November, and we're looking for researchers and DPhil students to come along and share their research at the 'Discover Zone'.

The event is taking place at the Maths Institute, and will see NASA's Dr. Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, talk about 'Aviation in the Age of Revolution'. Compered by Dr Neil Ashton and Priyanka Dhopade, both Department of Engineering, we're also looking for researchers and others to host stalls or other drop-in activities before and after the event in the 'Discover Zone'.

Doors open at 5pm, the talk will take place at 6pm-7pm.

Please get in touch if you have something you can bring along - it doesn't have to be linked to Aviation as our aim is to present research at Oxford and provide an opportunity for members of the public to explore what we do.

If you don't already have something but would be keen to develop something then we can help, just get in touch.

And keep your eyes peeled for future opportunities.


Event description:

NASA…It’s not just about space. Our lives are changing like never-before. They’re being shaped by new technologies that fuse the physical, digital and biological worlds converging to create the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and are set to change things on the ground, and in the air. Dr. Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, will talk about how this emerging reality is driving projects such as how we use experimental aircraft to test advanced technologies that could transform how we fly, such as commercial super-sonic planes, the technologies that can be part of an automated system for safe traffic management of drones, and new ways of using data from research to create a system that brings a favourite of science-fiction closer to science-fact, the ability to fly instead of drive, on demand through and around our cities.