University of Cincinnati Magazine October 2011 : Page 1

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MAGAZINE Out of this world October 2011 UC’s connections to outer space and aerospace engineering produce medical advances, discovery of water on the moon, improved space travel, training for military medics and much more. 16 Space shuttle’s final flight by B. Egleston, J. Bach Alumnus, chief flight director’s view from Mission Control. by B. Egleston, D. Rieselman p. 48 by Deb Rieselman by John Bach 20 From co-op jobs to NASA careers 23 What’s next for NASA? 24 Decades of advancing flight UC grads work on space suits, spacewalks, scientific missions. Country’s second oldest aerospace program boosts industry with impressive research, historic educators and famous grads. by John Bach 28 Power trip for Awatef Hamed UC attracts world’s first female head of an aerospace program. by Katy Cosse 30 Medics save lives at 35,000 feet 32 Research restores voices UC institute trains medics to treat wounded during evacuations. by Katy Cosse Jet-engine airflow patterns help engineer, doctor rebuild voice boxes. by Kim Burdett 34 Discovering water on moon Chemistry grad creates instruments for major space discoveries. Bearcat Sports 38 New women’s track coach by John Bach East German childhood led Susan Seaton to challenge norms. Departments 2 Letters: 1970 campus closing, Sander Hall implosion 10 Campus news 14 In Focus: Last shuttle launch 36 40 45 48 In Focus: Space Station Alumni connection Index to 131 alumni On Campus Yesterday: 1974 Green option: If you would prefer to receive “UC Magazine” electronically rather than in print, please fill out the form at www.magazine.uc.edu/gogreen.

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