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ENGR 533 - Spaceflight and Biological Systems

  • 3 credits
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Starting with an understanding of the different components of gravity, explore spaceflight’s direct and indirect impact on all major biological systems, culminating with a consideration of how spaceflight can be made more sustainable.


Junior standing.

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This class is available live via the Internet during the in-person course section time. If you are registered for the 801 section, log into your Canvas account to access the course; directions will be posted. You can also attend the class in person if you contact the instructor ahead of time.


Steven Simske
Steven Simske

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Dr. Steven Simske joined Colorado State University in 2018 as a Professor in Systems, Mechanical, and Biomedical Engineering. Before then, he was an HP Fellow and a Research Director in HP Labs. He led HP in research and development in algorithms, multi-media, labels, brand protection, security and secure printing, imaging, 3D printing, analytics and life sciences. He is a long-time member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils (2010-2016), leads the Steering Committee for the ACM DocEng Symposium, is former President of the Imaging Science and Technology professional organization, and is an IEEE, NAI, IS&T, and CSU FIIE Fellow. Dr. Simske has nearly 250 granted US patents and more than 500 professional publications, including books on machine learning, algorithmics, analytics, and text analytics. He is an Honorary Professor in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, UK. Dr. Simske completed a BS (Marquette University, 1986) and Masters (Rensselaer Polytechnic University, 1987) in Biomedical Engineering; a PhD (University of Colorado, 1990) in Electrical Engineering, and a PostDoc (University of Colorado, 1993) in Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Simske was a payload specialist on a dozen Space Shuttle missions, and has designed devices ranging from exercise-responsive pacemakers to impedance tomography systems. Dr. Simske was a CSU Alumni Association Best Teacher Awardee in 2022.

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