'Science of Opportunity' with Donald R. Pettit

Thursday, March 5, 2020
LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium
875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, OR 97331


NASA astronaut Donald R. Pettit ('78 B.S., Chemical Engineering) is a veteran of three spaceflights. He has logged more than a year in space, including a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station, and more than 13 spacewalk hours. A native of Silverton, Oregon, Pettit is a 2013 inductee in the Oregon State Engineering Hall of Fame. He is celebrated for his contributions to the space program as a staff scientist and flight engineer — not the least of which is his invention of the zero-gravity coffee cup. Join us, as he shares discoveries and insights from his 24-year career. 

Professor Octave Levenspiel (1926-2017) is remembered by Oregon State both as an alumnus ('52 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering) and as faculty of the College of Engineering from 1969 to 1991. He inspired generations of engineering students throughout his long career. The Octave Levenspiel Distinguished Lecture Series continues his legacy, promoting thought-provoking discussion on the grand challenges in science and engineering. This series is presented by the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering and is supported by gifts made through the OSU Foundation.