Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week: Lift off to Innovation

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Doors open at 5 p.m., program at 5:30 p.m.

Featuring NASA Astronaut Dr. Michael Barratt

Dr. Barratt will discuss how his local educational experience set him on the path to become a NASA medical doctor and astronaut. His career highlights the importance of investing in education, particularly STEM skills and career-connected learning opportunities, as well as the long-term economic impact of a well-educated and highly skilled local workforce. 

Dr. Barratt completed two space flights. He helped develop NASA’s space medicine programs and was medical operations lead for the International Space Station. He evaluated the medical aspects of humans adapting to weightlessness and the medical risks of space flight. His work with NASA’s research programs has played a role in accelerating innovation in the biotech and pharmaceutical community. He co-edited the book “Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight” (2008).

Co-presented by WSU Vancouver's Business Growth MAP and CREDC's GROW Clark County. 

General admission is $25 and includes hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar; CREDC investor admission $20; student admission free with college ID. Register online.

Pearson Air Museum Historic Hangar, 1115 E. Fifth St., Vancouver, WA 98661