The Beginning of Making with NASA

Future Tech, Now

Wednesday, May 13, 11:50 am to 12:15 pm in Theater

Space exploration is cool and can be profitable but as a MAKER how do you get started or be a part of America’s Space Exploration effort. NASA has multiple programs where you as a MAKER can get started as a Maker and this session will showcase some of those opportunities. Some opportunities come with funding to help you develop your technology to a higher level of technology readiness and some of them are self funded opportunities which offer monetary awards at the end. So come learn what these opportunities are and how you can get involved.


Sam Ortega

Program Manager, NASA's Prize Program
Sam Ortega is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has worked for NASA for 27 years in numerous areas from Prize purse competitions to microgravity science research.


Steve Gaddis

Manager, Game Changing Development Program, NASA
Steve is the Program Manager for STMD’s Game Changing Development Program. The Game Changing Development Program is finding, funding and fostering critical technologies required to enable NASA’s future exploration missions.