Innovating like your life depended on it

Wednesday, 13 October  EDT : 9:00 – 9:40 | WEST : 14:00 – 14:40 | AEDT : 00:00 – 0:40(+1 day)

Following the Space Shuttle Columbia accident in 2003, NASA Astronaut and retired Senior Advisor for Innovation and Engineering Development, Dr Charles Camarda, formulated a methodology to train NASA engineers how to innovatively solve complex engineering challenges called ICED. His methodology was instrumental in developing teams to successfully diagnose the root cause of the accident. It was also used to develop technologies he would later fly in space to diagnose the health of the Space Shuttle while in orbit and to successfully repair his vehicle if damaged by debris during launch, as was the case for Columbia.

In the words of Penn State University Prof. Emeritus Dr. Jack Matson, author of the book Innovate or Die, “Charlie really embodies the literal meaning of “Innovate or Die” by flying his invented technologies on the very first mission following the Columbia Accident.”

Dr Camarda’s ICED methodology has been taught around the world to students and educators to help solve technical as well business, and societal challenges. The Epic Challenge Program, he initiated in 2010, has inspired over 5,000 students, from 23 countries around the world. Join Dr Camarda for this session discussing high-performing teams, problem solving and innovation for survival.


Charles Camarda WYSTC 2021

Charles Camarda

Epic Education Foundation

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