Physics Department Faculty Visits NASA-Langley
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Faculty members of West Virginia Wesleyan’s Physics Department recently traveled to NASA-Langley in Hampton, VA to foster relationships between the two programs. The trip, sponsored by NASA, was to visit engineers and scientists to define mutual areas of research interests and to create a summer internship program for physics and engineering majors at Wesleyan.
The faculty visit was partly hosted by Wesleyan Physics Department alumnus, Christopher Kuhl, who graduated from Wesleyan in 1993. Kuhl is currently an engineer at NASA-Langley and head of a team that designs and builds the Rover vehicles for the Mars missions. Kuhl’s wife, Christine Nicole Hepler, is also a Wesleyan graduate.
While at NASA-Langley, the physics faculty members, comprised of Dr. Bert Popson, Dr. Tom Brennan, Dr. Tracey Delaney, Dr. Trevor Stevens and Dr. Joseph Wiest, met several West Virginians who are now NASA employees and learned about their work and research interests.