2022 CME NASA Sustainability Conference
UChicago Rubenstein Forum
Chicago, Illinois

2022 CME NASA Sustainability Conference

Sponsored by UChicago Pritzker
School of Molecular Engineering

2022. 08. 23 In-Person and Online

Featuring
Schedule 8/23 PM

Location

Rubenstein Forum
Chicago, Illinois

Event times (ET)

Tue 8/23
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Afternoon Session

Tue 8/23
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception by invitation only

Event fees

Only for registrants of the www.CME-STEM.org

Abstract

This half-day free conference is organized by CME and NASA with the support of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME). This event is an outgrowth of the successful CME NASA Symposium. Over 2,800 STEM professionals and students have attended past CME NASA events from 2017 to 2021.

A separate ACS meeting (ACS fees apply) is the I&EC Fifth CME NASA Symposium to be held at McCormick Place. For CME logistics, please register for both the Symposium and the Conference using the same link at the top right of this webpage.

The CME NASA STEM events focus on bringing together industry, academia, government and the public to enlarge and enhance the global STEM talent pool. It will feature the resiliency of science cutting-edge innovations in the chemical sciences to advance human space travel to the solar system and beyond, and translate them into new knowledge to improve the lives of people and make their dreams a reality. The 8/22-23 CME NASA events are packed with inspirational research, industry, jobs and new STEM career paths.

8/22

Symposium – ACS McCormick Place West – Room W190a
To attend the Symposium (ACS fees apply), you must also register at ACS.org
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM NASA Session
2:00 PM – 5:55 PM NASA Session and CME PMSE Student & Mentor Award talks

8/23

(AM) Symposium – ACS McCormick Place West – Room W190a
To attend the Symposium (ACS fees apply), you must also register at ACS.org
8:00 AM – 12 PM – CME Panels, Keynote, and Lectures
12:00 – 10:00 PM – CME Shuttle Bus Transportation from McCormick West to Rubenstein Forum. Roundtrip may vary from 30 to 50 minutes. The bus stop will be located on Martin Luther King Dr. at Gate# 42 near room W196.

(PM) Free Sustainability Conference and Awards Dinner – UChicago Rubenstein Forum
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm – Registration
1:30 pm – 6:00 pm – CME NASA Sustainability Conference
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – CME Reception
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – CME Dinner and STEM Leadership Awards Presentation

 

Keynote

Paul Alivisatos

University of Chicago

President

Climate & Sustainability

Kate Calvin

NASA

Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor

Shirin O’Connor

Air Products

Vice President Global Engineering

Co-Organizers

Tara Ruttley

Blue Origin

Chief Scientist, Orbital Reef

James Green

NASA

Sr Advisor, Former Chief Scientist
2018 STEM Leadership Awardee for Propelling Science

CME NASA Sustainability Conference

Innovation Stewardship

Session Schedule
Location

1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Event

Sustainable Innovation and Climate Overview

Presiders

Steve Barnett, Ksenia Takhistova, Shah Karim, George Rodriguez

TimeSpeaker
Topic
1:30 pm
George Rodriguez
CME STEM Programming


Matthew Tirrell
Dean, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Introduction

1:35 pm

Keynote: Sustainability Program Overview at the University of Chicago

2:00 pm
Steve Barnett
Connell Foley LLP

Introduction

2:02 pm
James Green
Sr Advisor, Former Chief Scientist

Panel on Sustainabilitiy and Climate

2:04 pm
Jack Kaye
Associate Director for Research

Climate: An Earth Sciences Perspective

2:12 pm
Shirin O’Connor
Vice President Global Engineering

Energy Decarbonization, The Hydrogen Economy and NEOM the City of the Future

2:20 pm
Benjamin Knudsen
Vice President of Research North America

Net Zero 2050, White Biotechnology and Quriosity Super Computer

2:28 pm
James Green
Sr Advisor, Former Chief Scientist

Panel Discussion on Sustainability and Climate

3:00 pm
Sam Samdani
Senior Knowledge Expert

Introduction to Chemicals and Life Sciences Panel on Sustainability

3:05 pm
Sinem Hostetter
Partner, Chicago Office

Sustainability and Green Growth in Chemicals

3:15 pm
Michael Waslin
Associate Director, Sustainability Center of Excellence

Establishing a Culture of Environmental Stewardship

3:30 pm
Jenny Obligacion
Associate Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Process Innovation

3:45 pm
Sam Samdani
Senior Knowledge Expert

Panel Discussion

4:15 pm
Shah Karim
SafeRock CEO

End of Session. Intermission

4:30 pm
James Green
Sr Advisor, Former Chief Scientist

Managing Sustainability Threats: Catastrophic Blackout Risks

5:00 pm
Ksenia Takhistova
Technology and IP Attorney

Introduction of Panel Moderator

5:02 pm
Tara Ruttley
Chief Scientist, Orbital Reef

Creating the Future WET Space (Work, Exploration and Tourism)

5:09 pm
Jon Arenberg
Chief Mission Architect

The Next Great Leap in Sustainable Space Living

5:16 pm
Jana Stoudemire
Director, In-Space Manufacturing

Taking the LEO Economy to the Next Phase

5:23 pm

Panel Discussion on Sustainable Space Living

6:00 pm
Shah Karim
SafeRock CEO

Closing Remarks

6:05 pm
Barbra Lawson
Administrative Assistant

Reception Registration

6:30 pm

Reception Starts

7:25 pm
George Rodriguez
CME STEM Programming


Shirin O’Connor
Vice President Global Engineering


Remarks

7:30 pm

Dinner

9:30 pm

Reception Ends

Speakers

George Rodriguez

ACS Fellow

CME STEM Programming
Argeni Director

Matthew Tirrell

University of Chicago

Dean, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Paul Alivisatos

University of Chicago

President

Steve Barnett

CME Co-Chair

Connell Foley LLP
Environmental Health & Safety Attorney

Kate Calvin

NASA

Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor

Shirin O’Connor

Air Products

Vice President Global Engineering

Benjamin Knudsen

BASF

Vice President of Research North America

James Green

NASA

Sr Advisor, Former Chief Scientist
2018 STEM Leadership Awardee for Propelling Science

Sam Samdani

McKinsey & Company

Senior Knowledge Expert

Sinem Hostetter

McKinsey & Company

Partner, Chicago Office

Michael Waslin

Merck & Co.

Associate Director, Sustainability Center of Excellence

Jenny Obligacion

Merck Research Labs

Associate Principal Scientist, Process Chemistry

Ksenia Takhistova

CME Co-Chair & General Counsel

Technology and IP Attorney

Tara Ruttley

Blue Origin

Chief Scientist, Orbital Reef

Jon Arenberg

Northrop Grumman

Chief Mission Architect
Science and Robotic Missions

Shah Karim

CME Treasurer

SafeRock CEO

STEM Supporters

2022 Conference Endorsements: University of Chicago President Paul Alivisatos and Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Dean Matthew Tirrell.

Previous CME NASA Event Endorsements: Presidential Event (PRES) of 2022 ACS President Angela Wilson, 2021 ACS President H.N. Cheng, 2020 ACS President Luis Echegoyen, 2019 ACS President Bonnie Charpentier, and ACS national meeting all-time record of 31 ACS Technical Division Co-Sponsors in 2019: AGFD, AGRO, ANYL, BIOT, BIOL, BMGT, CARB, CATL, CELL, CHAL, CHAS, CHED, CINF, COLL, COMP, ENFL, ENVR, FLUO, GEOC, HIST, INOR, I&EC, MEDI, NUCL, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, PROF, SCHB, TOXI