The DRI Foundation will present the 2021 DRI Nevada Medal in a special hour-long evening program to Earth explorer and renowned astronaut Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space and the first woman ever to reach the deepest-known spot in our oceans.
A feature of the program will be a fireside chat between Dr. Sullivan and James Fallows, award-winning writer and national correspondent for The Atlantic. Dr. Sullivan will share stories and memorable moments from her life-changing work, recounting her experience as a member of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope. She also will describe her voyage to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, about seven miles below the ocean’s surface.
The program will also feature DRI’s groundbreaking work in basic and applied environmental research. For more than sixty years, DRI’s trailblazing scientists have studied our earth, skies, and waterways in order to make our world a better place to live.
“Sea, Earth and Sky: Celebrating the Spirit of Scientific Exploration, Discovery and Innovation” will be hosted by DRI Foundation Chair Mike Benjamin and DRI President, Dr. Kumud Acharya.
Join us April 20 for a DRI Nevada Medal like no other in the 30 year history of the award. This special virtual program is free and open to a limited audience. Register today to reserve your seat.