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NASA Chief Scientist and Futurist to Speak at Economics Club Luncheon Sept. 22

Dennis M. Bushnell, chief scientist and futurist at the NASA Langley Research Center, will be the guest speaker at the Old Dominion University Economics Club of Hampton Roads Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Co-sponsored by ODU's College of Business and Public Administration, the luncheon begins at noon at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost is $35 for nonmembers. Due to limited space, reservations are required and may be made by calling 683-5138.

During his presentation, Bushnell will discuss his perspectives on changing technology and the "massive impacts" it will have on society, both domestically and internationally.

During his more than four decades at NASA, Bushnell served the Gemini, Apollo, Viking and space shuttle programs. He invented and developed the "riblet" for speeding airflow across surfaces, an advance that led to turbulent drag reduction in aeronautics technology.

He has received numerous honors throughout his career, including the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement and Outstanding Leadership medals and Distinguished Research Scientist awards.

The Economics Club of Hampton Roads is an organization for business and government executives and community leaders who share an interest in the practical implications of economic principles, trends and events. It was established in 1991 as a community service by ODU, and is administered by the interim dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, Gilbert R. Yochum.

This article was posted on: September 17, 2010

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