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Prize Competitions for Innovation in Science, Technology, and Exploration

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Location: 1957 E Street Academic Building Room 602, Washington, DC, US, 20052


Presents A Technology and Innovation Seminar "Prize Competitions for Innovation in Science, Technology, and Exploration"

Brant Sponberg, Manager, Centennial Challenges
Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Wednesday, October 20, 2004
5:30 - 7:00pm
1957 E Street Academic Building Room 602
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

RSVP to Refreshments will be served.

Brant is a manager of NASA's new prize competition program called Centennial Challenges. Brant worked at the White House Office of Management and Budget prior to coming to NASA, earned his master's degree in the Elliott School's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, and earned his bachelor's degree in astrophysics and the history of astronomy from Harvard University.

In this seminar, Brant will discuss the history of prize competitions, including the recent X PRIZE, the role of prize competitions as a tool for innovation, and NASA's planning for Centennial Challenges.

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