A recent report issued by the National Research Council examined the potential applications and challenges for additive manufacturing in space.Full story
Ten years ago this month, MESSENGER embarked on a mission to uncover the secrets of the least-explored terrestrial planet.Full story
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls for NASA to match Space Launch System (SLS) Program resources to requirements to ensure long-term affordability and sustainability.Full story
The NASA workforce is highly talented, yet some employee potential may be overlooked. A new APPEL pilot course shows how to capture that potential.Full story
Justin Niehaus may be an early-career professional at Glenn Research Center, but thanks to their pilot Rocket University program, he’s already experiencing what it’s like to be a project manager.Full story
Thirty-five years ago this month, an aerodynamic innovation driven by soaring fuel prices took flight: winglets.Full story
Recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) testimony to Congress identified a need for best practices to enhance future U.S. launch vehicle development efforts.Full story
Please note that open registration for APPEL courses closes approximately 5 weeks prior to the course start date. Should you wish to register after that timeframe, please contact your APPEL Center Point of Contact.
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm
This eight-days onsite course (plus two -days equivalent of online work) is intended to enhance proficiency in applying PM and SE processes/practices over the project life cycle. The course focuses on defining and implementing system projects and provides valuable insight for managing and leading project and technical teams.
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm
This course teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), your organization will begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on those decisions with unity and commitment.
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 29 @ 4:30 pm
This course provides an introduction to the topic of green engineering, a tool for reducing the environmental impact of products, processes, and systems and making them more sustainable. From a NASA perspective, green engineering is an engineering best practice that considers environmental impacts as another design risk for mission success.
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm
This workshop is aimed at building capabilities for managing and facilitating team processes necessary to achieve successful team performance and results at NASA. The program helps NASA managers and team leaders understand how teams develop and become more effective over time. They learn how to apply team leadership strategies and tactics to strengthen the cohesion and effectiveness of their own teams. Concepts, processes, and practices for developing and managing superior teams are shared and opportunities to practice and sharpen team leadership skills and competencies are part of the course content that is specifically tailored for NASA.