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Second Annual Masters Forum

The second Masters Forum took place September 18–20, 2000. Following a Welcome message by Dr. Edward Hoffman, Director of the NASA Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership, Dr. Alex Laufer, Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland, explained the structure and purpose of the Forum.

The first full day included the following panels:

  • Topic: Challenging the Status Quo
    • Moderator: Don Margolies, Goddard Space Flight Center
    • Roy Malone, Marshall Space Flight Center
    • Joan Salute, Ames Research Center
    • Hector Delgado, Kennedy Space Center
  • Topic: Mentoring
    • Moderator: Dr. Michael Hecht, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    • Charles Stegemoeller, Johnson Space Center
    • Tony O’Neil, Marshall Space Flight Center
    • John Hrastar, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Topic: Project Communications
    • Moderator: Keith Britton, Kennedy Space Center
    • James Barrowman, Goddard Space Flight Center
    • Michael Jansen, Johnson Space Center
    • Dr. Jerry Mulenberg, Ames Research Center

Additional presentations:

  • Topic: Leading and Teaming at Fast Companies, Bill Breen, Editor, Fast Company Magazine
  • Topic: Strategy, People, and Projects, Beth McCormick, DAA for Policy and Plans, NASA Headquarters
  • Topic: Integrating Project Management and Engineerng, Orlando Figueroa, Deputy Chief Engineer for Systems Engineering, NASA Headquarters
  • Topic: The Framework for Improvement, Carolyn Griner, Deputy Director, Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Topic: Where Do We Go From Here?, Dr. Michelle Collins, Knowledge Management Project Manager, NASA Headquarters

On the final morning participants were asked to complete an Evaluation and the Forum concluded with a Closing Lunch.