February 28th, 2019
Launching Our Future
James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60201
The 2018 ASME Ralph Coats Roe Lecture will be given by
SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell.
The title of her lecture is ďLaunching Our Future.Ē
The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the
James L. Allen Center on the
campus of Northwestern University.
The Northwestern University student section will be hosting a networking session
with food and drinks beginning at 5:00 PM.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending the networking
event, in addition to signing up for the lecture.
Networking Event Sign-UP
The location for the networking session will be "The Willenís Wing Atrium.
We would like to thank Computer Aided Technology ( https://www.cati.com/ ) for
their sponsorship of the networking session.
If you would like to attend, you must register before Thursday, February 21,
2019 at: Roe Lecture (Here).
The lecture was originally scheduled for last November. If
you registered for it, you will need to re-register for the one on February 28
There is no charge to attend the event. Free parking is available on the
Northwestern campus after 4:00 p.m.
Ms. Shotwell is receiving the Roe Medal for outstanding leadership and
innovation for space commercialization, for technical contributions to the
design of reusable rockets, and for the promotion of STEM education.
Ms. Shotwell earned her bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering and masterís
degree in applied mathematics from Northwestern University.
The Ralph Coats Roe Medal, established in 1972, recognizes an outstanding
contribution toward a better public understanding and appreciation of the
engineerís worth to contemporary society. Past Lecturers have included Carl
Sagan, Bill Nye, and Astronauts Jan Davis and Bonnie Dunbar.