How NASA harnesses the power of crowdsourcing for idea generation, innovation, problem-solving, and technology scouting.

February 23, 2021 6:00 pm PDT
Learn how NASA utilizes open innovation to keep up with the ever-changing technology landscape and use the best solutions as launching points for each project.

About This Event

Brought to you by New Tech Northwest partner, University of Phoenix – Western Washington.

Since its inception, research into the use of crowdsourcing has been at the heart of NASA’s effort, and that research has provided data-driven analysis to validate the value of the tool as well as enabling strategies to support more effective operational implementation.

Learn how NASA utilizes open innovation to keep up with the ever-changing technology landscape and use the best solutions as launching points for each project.

Event Agenda 

6:00 pm – Welcome
6:05 pm – Networking
6:15 pm – Presentation by Ryon Stewart, Open Innovation Development, NASA
6:45pm – Q&A from the community
7:00pm – Networking
7:30pm – Event Ends

Speakers

Ryon Stewart, Open Innovation Development, NASA Johnson Space Center

Ryon has an Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering degree from the University of Washington and has worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center since 2008. He has worked in ISS Flight Operations as an Attitude Determination and Control Officer (ADCO) flight controller and instructor with over 2200 hours of real time execution supporting activities from visiting vehicle dockings, undockings, reboosts, etc. Ryon also worked as an instructor teaching flight controllers, instructors, and astronauts about the ISS motion control system and soft skills required for the job. Currently, Ryon serves as a challenge coordinator for Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI), working to increase the use of open innovation tools at NASA and enhance the utilization of crowdsourcing by NASA and much of the federal government. He has been asked to present on this topic at multiple national and international events.
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