NSTA 3rd Annual Holiday Dinner



Please join us for our Third Annual Holiday Dinner
 Saturday – November 5, 2005 
 6:30 – 9:00 pm 
 Sugar Creek Country Club 
420 Sugar Creek Boulevard 
Sugar Land, Texas

$50 per plate for non-members 
 $25 per plate for members 
3 Corporate tables for 10 - $1500 
Cash or Checks at the door 
Payable to NSTA

COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING

Keynote Speaker: 
 Jerry Woodfill 
40-year veteran 
 NASA/Johnson Space Center 
Houston

RSVP by Tuesday, November 1, 2005 
 Seating limited to 250 
 1.888.841.3419 toll-free nationwide 
 713.825.0905 local 
 NSTA@nstahouston.org 
 www.nstahouston.org

Speaker Jerry Woodfill
40-year veteran NASA/Johnson Space Center Jerry Woodfill  Technical Managers’ Representative  Automation, Robotics, and Simulation Division  NASA Johnson Space Center Jerry Woodfill is a 40 year veteran of the Manned Space Program. After graduating from Rice University as an electrical engineer, he became the Apollo Program’s Warning System Engineer. In that ...

40-year veteran
NASA/Johnson Space Center



Jerry Woodfill 

Technical Managers’ Representative 

Automation, Robotics, and Simulation Division 

NASA

Johnson

Space

Center



Jerry Woodfill is a 40 year veteran of the Manned Space Program. After graduating from Rice
University as an electrical engineer, he became the Apollo Program’s Warning System Engineer. In that capacity, he served on the Mission Operations Team which rescued the crew of Apollo 13. He was among those who shared the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to the team. Recently, Universal Studios designated Jerry as a national spokesman for the release of the IMAX version of the Tom Hanks/Ron Howard movie Apollo 13.



During his NASA career, Mr. Woodfill has managed a number of space technology projects, studies,
and programs. All have been state-of-the art endeavors such as the active/passive scanner, an instrument employing laser transmission along with passive visible and infrared imagery for the benefit of the public sector efforts in agriculture, oceanography, mining, and agriculture. 



Long a proponent of space technology application in the private sector, Mr. Woodfill authored an
innovative computer program created to stimulate invention and product development using NASA Spinoff technology. The program called HyperSpinoff includes every issue of NASA’s annual Spinoff magazine. It is a stand-along software application with a powerful search algorithm.

The “user-friendly” program aids technologists in innovating solutions to problems in disciplines  Hunrelated to space technology (industrial, institutional, educational, medical, recreation, etc.) CD copies of HyperSpinoff will be given without charge to those attending the meeting. Included in Mr. Woodfill’s 45 minute talk will be a mini-inventor’s workshop/tutorial on using HyperSpinoff

Jerry is a popular NASA speaker having presented programs to such groups as: Rotary, the IEEE, Toshiba Corporation’s Technical Society, American Business Women Chapters, Women in Advertising’s Regional Convention, Dupont’s National Reliability Conference (Keynote Speaker), Instrumental Society of

America ’s 50
th Anniversary Conference, as well as Prudential, Union Carbide, Exxon, and other
retirement clubs.



Full Description
Organizer Wallace R. Wood

When

Sat, Nov. 5, 2005
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. US/Central

Where

Sugar Creek Country Club
420 Sugar Creek Blvd.
Sugar Land