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Student Paper Competition
The Competition is open to any student first author of a 2020 Earth & Space Conference contribution. Students whose abstracts have been accepted by the Conference will be considered for this paper competition.
In order to be considered, students must:
- Be a student at the time of submission.
- Present the paper at the conference and must be the principal (i.e. first) author of the paper.
- Submit an abstract to be considered for oral presentation in the Conference (in any of the Conference Symposia)
In the abstract submission process, indicate that the paper should be included in the Student Paper Competition. Abstracts should be submitted by the Conference deadline.
This 17th Biennial event will explore the cutting edge in engineering, science, construction and operations for extreme environments on Earth and in Space.
- Discussions on the exploration and utilization of various planetary bodies
- The development of engineering structures, equipment, and processes to be used in aerospace environments and other terrestrial applications which are subject to extreme environmental conditions
- The application of Civil Engineering concepts and technologies to aerospace environments, and the application of aerospace technologies to civil engineering on Earth
- Presentations will be made in multiple concurrent symposia over 3 days
The conference target audience is the leaders in the aerospace and civil engineering profession at all levels of experience. Targeted attendees include ASCE members, students, young professionals, and seasoned experts.
The program topics cover five symposia areas within the profession. Each topic has a set of special sessions to clearly define presentation abstracts within these broad topic areas. Authors should select the topic area for the general subject and then choose the more specific special sessions to better describe the presentation and learning objects for the proposed session.
Particulate Processes Under Low Gravity Environments Granular Mechanics
Robotic Mobility in Extreme Terrain
Nature and Bio-inspired Concepts for Human Space Exploration
“Mining on the Moon and Mars” - Space Mining
Session Organizer: Tony Colaprete, Ph.D., NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
In-Situ Resources: What Does the Moon Have to Offer Us?
Planetary Environment Impact on Assembly Integration and Test (AIT) Requirements for Space Systems
Symposium 3: Advanced Materials and Designs for Aerospace and Terrestrial Structures Under Extreme Environment
Ballistic Impact and Crashworthiness of Aerospace Structures
Session Organizer: Justin Littell, Ph.D., NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Energy Efficient Structures and Habitats
Session Organizer: Jialai Wang, Ph.D., The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Advanced and Alternative Cementitious Materials
Session Organizer: Chris Ferraro, Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Composite Materials for Aerospace
Session Organizer: Gregory Odegard, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
Symposium 4: Structures in Challenging Environments: Dynamics, Controls, Smart Structures, Health Monitoring, and Sensors
Title of Special Session: Tensegrity – Concepts and Applications in Challenging Environments
Structures Under Extreme Environments: Theory and Applications
Specialized Sensors-based Structural Damage Detection and Health Monitoring
Advanced Concepts on Renewable and Green Energy Harvesting
Session Organizer: Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., F. ASCE, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Co-Chairs: Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., F. ASCE, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Melissa Sampson, Ph.D., Ball Aerospace, Boulder, CO; Alexander Jablonski, Ph.D., P.Eng, Canadian Space Agency, Ottawa, Canada; and Gerald (Jerry) B. Sanders, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
Innovative Engineering and Construction on the Moon and Mars Utilizing and Harnessing Indigenous Geo-Environmental Resources
Technical Requirements for Lunar Systems
Tensegrity Structural Systems for Moon and Mars Space Applications
Session Organizer: Robert Skelton, Ph.D., Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
Architecture on the Moon and Mars: Designing for Human Space Exploration
Structural Morphology for Space Structures on the Moon, Mars and Other Extreme Environments
Lunar and Martian Habitats: Design Considerations and Construction Challenges
Session Organizer: Sudarshan Krishnan, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Inflatable Structures: Habitable Applications for Space and Planetary Environments
Strategies for Achieving Resilient Extraterrestrial Habitats
Innovative Construction Techniques for Lunar and Martian Environments
Session Organizer: Nipesh Pradhananga, Ph.D., P.E., Florida International University, Miami, FL
Robotics Development for Lunar and Martian Constructions
Session Organizer: Mustafa Alsaleh, Ph.D., Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL
3D Printing Applications for Lunar and Martian Construction
Session Organizer: Seung Jae Lee, Ph.D., Florida International University, Miami, FL
Building Information Modeling (BIM): Digital Representation of Physical and Functional Characteristics of Space Facilities
Session Organizer: Robert Mueller, NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL
Terrestrial Spaceports: New Construction Projects and Lessons Learned
Building a Viable Space Engineering and Construction Economy: How Companies Partner to Open the Final Frontier (Panel discussion - No papers requested)
Session Organizer: Jeff Hopkins, Astrobotic Technology, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Conference Program and Sessions
To appeal to the broad and diverse groups within the Earth & Space attendees, the Conference program will be comprised of a well-rounded mix of sessions from the five main topics. Authors may submit a full or partial session idea and the Technical Program subcommittee will work with the submitting author(s) to merge similar ideas within a category to create a session. Submitting to the Conference constitutes an agreement that, if your abstract is accepted, the author(s) will register for the Conference (either at full or daily), attend the Conference, and present their work in person.
Many technical sessions will include various presentation styles. The Technical Program Subcommittee will work with session leaders to ensure the presentation components for a particular session involve a suitable mix of topics, and the proposed presentation style is the most appropriate format for the subject matter.
Scheduling of Program Sessions
Program sessions are scheduled throughout the Conference from Tuesday, April 21, through Thursday, April 23, 2020, between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Program sessions will only be held during the official dates and times of Earth & Space 2020. Submission indicates the availability to present a session on any of the dates and times listed.