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AWESOME Symposium will feature Out In Front with astronaut

Cady Coleman, PhD, a chemist by education, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, and veteran of two space shuttle missions and six months aboard the International Space Station, will speak at the AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. Cady will share her experiences in experimentation, innovation, problem-solving and teamwork that translate into leadership lessons and apply to the supply chain field as well as space travel.

In addition to logging in nearly 4,500 hours and 180 days in space, Cady has a doctorate in polymer science and engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BS in Chemistry from MIT. Aboard the International Space Station (ISS), she acted as the Lead Robotics and Lead Science Officer and performed the second-ever robotic capture of a supply ship from the station.

Drawing from her ISS experiences, Cady coached Sandra Bullock for her role in the movie “Gravity.” As a recently appointed Arizona State University Global Explorer and as a speaker and consultant, Cady advocates for inclusion and diversity in STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields.

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