Talks & Lectures
25 Jan 2022
Virtual Event

Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series: Sustainability Lessons from Space

Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger


This talk will give a retired NASA astronaut’s perspective on how living and working in space has increased sustainability both on orbit and on Earth. We will discuss water recovery, power generation and storage, and the use of resources.


Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger is a Project Geologist at Geosyntec Consultants, where she works on teams remediating groundwater, soil, and sediment. Prior to joining the industry, Dottie was a NASA astronaut (ten years), serving as a mission specialist on a resupply flight to the International Space Station and commanding a twelve-day mission underwater. Dottie also taught earth science and astronomy for five years at Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver, WA.

Dottie earned her B.A. in Geology (1997), graduating with honors from Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Washington. After attending Whitman College, she received her teaching certification from Central Washington University. In 2016, she earned her MS in applied geology from the University of Washington.


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