Tejas Coffee Featuring Dr. Hans Mark

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Tejas Coffee Featuring Dr. Hans Mark

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On behalf of the Tejas Club it is my honor to invite you this semester's first Tejas Coffee featuring Dr. Hans Mark. Please join us at 8:45PM for refreshments and good company to be followed by our speaker at 9:00PM sharp. Dr. Hans Mark is a leading expert in the fields of both aerospace design and national defense policy. For fourteen years Dr. Mark was associated with the University of California’s Nuclear Weapons Laboratory at Livermore serving as Physics Division Leader from 1960 to 1964. He was named Under Secretary of the Air Force and Director of the National Reconnaissance Office in 1977. While Director of the National Reconnaissance Office he initiated the development of a new reconnaissance satellite system and the upgrade of two others. As Secretary of the Air Force (1979 to1981), Dr. Mark initiated the establishment of the U.S. Air Force Space Command. During his tenure as Deputy Administrator of NASA from 1981 to 1984, Dr. Mark oversaw the first fourteen Space Shuttle flights and was a leading contributor to the establishment of the U.S. Space Station Program. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Mark has served as Chancellor of the University of Texas System (1984 to 1992) and is still actively involved in research and teaching at the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering in Austin. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Mark was on leave from the University to serve in the Pentagon as Director of Defense Research and Engineering. Dr. Mark received an A.B. Degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley and a PH.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a member of the National Academy of Engineering for 35 years and holds six honorary doctorates. Tejas Coffees are the University's oldest distinguished speaker series hosted by the Club on Thursdays throughout the semester. For more information about Coffees or the Tejas Club, please visit our website at www.tejasclub.org. Should you have any additional questions feel free to contact me directly. All are welcome to attend Tejas Coffees and we look forward to seeing you this Thursday. As always, special thanks to the University Co-Op and the McCurdy Family for their continued support of Tejas Coffee. Cheers, Arjun Mocherla Vice President ArjunMocherla@utexas.edu

By: The Tejas Club

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