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How Did They Do It?

Abby Sunderland, the teen sailor whose ship became stranded in the Indian Ocean during a round-the-world sailing attempt, will be on the panel. She was located and rescued via satellite technology.
Abby Sunderland, the teen sailor whose ship became stranded in the Indian Ocean during a round-the-world sailing attempt, will be on the panel. She was located and rescued via satellite technology.

WHAT: "Search and Rescue, War Reporting, Hurricane Tracking and Rock and Roll in the Satellite Age" – the 2010 Charles and Helen White Symposium on Engineering Innovation at the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Abby Sunderland: One of the youngest people to attempt to sail around the world, she was rescued through satellite technology when her ship dismasted in the Indian Ocean;
  • Jamie McIntyre: A former CNN Pentagon correspondent, he used satellite technology to report from the battlefront in Iraq;
  • Abigail Harper: A NOAA satellite official, she helps to track hurricanes and warn those in harm’s way;
  • DJ "Cousin Brucie" (Bruce Morrow): This legendary rock and roll DJ and Radio Hall of Famer, uses satellite technology to bring rock and roll music to audiences across the country.
  • Robert Briskman '61: Sirius Satellite Radio co-founder, who created the Sirius Satellite Radio system
  • Moderator: Emmy-Winning Reporter Holly Morris, of Washington, D.C.'s WTTG FOX 5

WHEN: October 21, 2010
5 to 6:30 p.m. (immediately following the induction of Robert Briskman into the Clark School's Innovation Hall of Fame)

WHERE: Kim Engineering Building Rotunda
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland College Park Campus, College Park, MD 20742.

MORE: http://www.eng.umd.edu/white/symposium10.htm
http://www.eng.umd.edu/events/white.html

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October 20, 2010


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