As part of its celebration of 125 years of engineering education at Bucknell, the College of Engineering is hosting Dr. Wanda Peters, deputy director for planning and business management in the Flight Projects Directorate (FPD) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, for a free, public talk entitled “NASA’s Modern Figures: Lessons from My Journey” on Tuesday, March 19, at 5:15 p.m. in the Forum Lecture Hall, Elaine Langone Center (ELC). Her talk will be followed by a reception in Walls Lounge.
Peters is responsible for strategic planning, policy development, personnel management, FPD portfolio business assessments, program/project performance management and configuration management. She has extensive professional experience working for the federal government and private industry. She has 34 years of scientific and engineering experience, including 20 years of technical management experience. Peters is a member of the Senior Executive Service in the federal government.
Engineering education at Bucknell began in 1893 with a class as part of a new program in “surveying, city surveying, and civil engineering,” overseen by the math department. The University now celebrates 125 years of engineering education with the College of Engineering offering bachelor’s degrees in eight disciplines to more than 700 students.