Melodie Yashar: Human Factors within Autonomous Buildings, 09/26

Melodie Yashar, design architect, researcher, cofounder of SEArch+

Melodie Yashar shares insights from her work as a design architect, researcher, and cofounder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a group building upon a ten-year portfolio of academic space research and practice developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration. In 2015 SEArch+ was awarded the top prize in NASA’s Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat for the proposal "Mars Ice House." SEArch+ maintains ongoing collaboration with NASA Langley, conducting feasibility studies for related ice habitat concepts. Since 2017 Yashar has led SEArch+’s research developing functional prototypes and materials systems for future space habitats. She has also worked as a researcher for grant projects specializing in human factors with the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames.

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Starts at: 2019-09-26 19:00:00
Ends at: 2019-09-26 20:30:00


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