Dr. Frank Schowengerdt
Director of PISCES.
Dr. Schowengerdt's presentation to the International Lunar Research Park Exploratory Workshop can be downloaded below.
Previously, Dr. Schowengerdt was the director of the Space Product Development and
Innovative Partnerships Programs at NASA Headquarters.
His pre-NASA experience includes 34
years in academia, having held positions in all professorial ranks at the
Colorado School of Mines.
Dr. Schowengerdt was
head of the physics department there for 13 years and vice president for
academic affairs and dean of faculty for 6 years.
He founded a NASA Research Partnership Center at the Colorado School of Mines, which
he directed for 7 years.
His professional interests include education and
research in space exploration, with particular emphasis on inspiring K-12
students to study STEM disciplines through space studies, promoting permanent
settlement of the Moon and helping to make space exploration more affordable
and sustainable by applying it to improve the lives of people here on
Dr. Schowengerdt is the author of over 75 papers and book chapters.