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APB Speaker Dava Newman Named New Director of MIT Lab

18 Feb 2021

APB Speaker Dava Newman Named New Director of MIT Lab

MIT Apollo Professor of Astronautics and Former NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman was recently named director of the MIT Media. The selection was made by the MIT Media Lab Director Search Committee with the appointment effective July 1, 2021. 

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A sought-after speaker, Dava is currently a faculty member in the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department and the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. Her research expertise is in multidisciplinary aerospace biomedical engineering investigating human performance across the spectrum of gravity. She is a leader in advanced space suit design, dynamics and control of astronaut motion, leadership development, innovation and space policy. 

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