August Expert Series reveals how public benefits from NASA spinoffs.
When NASA develops new products for the space program, the technologies or discoveries that made these products possible are licensed to U.S. businesses for the benefit of the public.
Dr. Stephen Feldman will discuss some of the most important products that have improved the lives of Americans as a result of the spinoffs from NASA research. He will also discuss the courage of the astronauts and some brief stories from inside the space community. Make plans to join us for this most timely and relevant discussion! It will be held on Saturday, August 10 at 11:00AM at the Canoe Lodge
Feldman was named President and CEO of The Astronauts Memorial Foundation on March 1, 1999 and retired on August 31, 2012. The board of directors of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation voted to give him the title of president emeritus in honor of his 13 years of service.
Previously, he served as president of Western Connecticut State University (the 3,300-seat athletic arena at Western Connecticut has been named the Feldman Arena), president of Nova Southeastern University, vice president of Ethan Allen, Inc., vice president of California State University, Long Beach, dean of the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut, and chairman of the department of Banking, Finance and Investments at Hofstra University.
Feldman has served on the board of directors for Ethan Allen, Inc., Kane Industries, Science Horizons, Inc., Danbury Hospital, Florida Space Business Roundtable, United Way, and Chambers of Commerce in Connecticut and Florida. He was chairman of the board of directors of the National Space Club, Florida Committee, chairman of the board of overseers for the Bisk College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology and he was also a member of the executive committee of the board of governors for the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership. He currently serves on the board of directors for the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation.
He has written numerous articles and has co-authored two books, “Smarter Money” and “The Handbook of Wealth Management.” He was a guest lecturer for two years at the Graduate School of Management at MIT and lectured for 20 years in the IBM Advanced Management School. He is the recipient of the NASA Public Service Medal and served as a member of Governor Jeb Bush’s Transition Team. He and his wife Constance are residents of Big Canoe.
Submitted by Expert Series and Dr. Stephen Feldman