College Homecoming Celebration

Hosted by the NC State Engineering Foundation

Red and White Week, November 3, 2017, NC State Centennial Campus

Homecoming Weekend Kick-Off

Christiana H. Koch
Christiana H. Koch (Image credit: NASA, 1/10/14)

Friday, November 3, 2017
11:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

BBQ lunch: 11:45 a.m.
Lawn of Engineering Oval
(rain site – Engineering Building I Atrium)

Program: 1:15 p.m.
Lecture Hall, Room 1011, Engineering Building I
NC State Centennial Campus

Keynote Speaker:  NASA Astronaut Christina H. Koch

Cost: $10 per adult; kids free

Parking: Parking is available in Poulton Deck and Partner’s Way Deck, pay lots on Centennial Campus.

Kick off the NC State University Homecoming Weekend with the Engineering Foundation.

Join us for a BBQ lunch at 11:45 a.m. on the lawn of the Engineering Oval.  Afterwards attend the program at 1:15 p.m. in Room 1011, Engineering Building I.  Hear from Dean Louis Martin-Vega and students with the NC State student chapter of Engineers Without Borders concerning the impact NC State engineers are making both in North Carolina and around the world.  Listen to a presentation by our keynote speaker, NASA astronaut Christina H. Koch.

Keynote Speaker

NASA Astronaut Christina H. Koch’s areas of expertise include space science instrument development and remote scientific field engineering. She is currently assigned to the International Space Station Crew Operations Branch, where she is involved in crew conferences and IT‐related issues onboard the station. An alumna, she earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.S. in physics in 2001 and an M.S. in electrical engineering in 2002.

Koch visited the campus in 2016.  Read the story.

Read Koch’s full biography at NASA


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