On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, Tepper School Professor and former NASA astronaut, Dr. Jay Apt, will be in Dallas for an energy conference, Dr. Apt has graciously agreed to host a private dinner discussion on energy issues for a limited group of Tepper alumni in the Dallas area at the Via Real Gourmet Mexican Restaurant in Irving, Texas.

A noted expert on energy issues who collaborated closely with the late Dr. Lester Lave, Dr. Jay Apt holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a doctorate from MIT in experimental physics. His research career included atomic physics, lasers, and studying the planets and moons of our solar system. He was selected as a NASA Astronaut in 1985, has spent more than 35 days in space on four Space Shuttle missions, and performed two space walks (one an emergency rescue of a satellite). He has been to the Russian space station Mir, and is the recipient of NASA’s highest medal. He received the Metcalf Lifetime Achievement Award for significant contributions to engineering in 2002. Dr. Apt is Professor of Technology and Director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, where he is a Distinguished Service Professor.Op-ed pieces by Apt and Dr. Lester Lave have appeared inThe New York Times and for The Washington Post. His book on natural and human changes to our planet, Orbit: NASA Astronauts Photograph the Earth, has sold more than 600,000 copies in 11 languages.

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We will begin with drinks at 6:00 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm. A select menu will be offered, however, please indicate in advance if you have any special dietary needs or would like a vegetarian option.

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