Michele A. Brekke will be doing a meet & greet in the Gary Balas Atrium on October 4, 2019 from 10 to 11:45 a.m. She will be sharing her journey through her career and taking questions afterwards.
Brekke is an AEM alumna (B.S. ’75, M.S. ’77) and now a flight manager for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner operational missions. Beginning in 1977, she worked for NASA’s Mission Control Center. Some of the positions she held include flight director in the Mission Operations Directorate, assistant mission manager and flight manager in the Space Shuttle Program Office, and associate chief of the Space Medicine and Health Care Systems Office. She retired after 37 years at NASA and is now working for Boeing, helping to develop a commercial aircraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.
Brekke will also serve as Grand Marshal for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus 2019 Homecoming parade on October 4. Each year, the U of M Alumni Association selects as Grand Marshal a graduate who has demonstrated exceptional passion for the University and dedication to its mission.
This event is open to CSE students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Registration is not required, but pre-registration is appreciated! The Gary Balas Atrium is located in Akerman Hall.
More information and registration information can be found here.