Schreiner University’s Trailblazers Series presents: Andrzej Stewart, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador

Andrzej Stewart, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador

Stewart to be interviewed live with a Q&A open to the public at Schreiner University

Kerrville, TX – In the founding spirit of Schreiner University that continues in to its 100th year in 2023, the TRAILBLAZERS experiences and programming embody, showcase, and celebrate the qualities of what it means to be “Uniquely Texan.”

Schreiner University invites the best-in-class innovators and leaders to participate in The Trailblazers Series throughout each semester. On Thursday, May 2, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on campus in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center (CCAC) Ballrooms, Stewart, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Solar System Ambassador, will be the featured guest on the episode.

Andrzej Stewart is a JPL Solar System Ambassador and an experienced spacecraft operator for a wide variety of NASA missions. He’s worked as a spacecraft mission controller for Juno, GRAIL, NASA’s Mars orbiter fleet, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Stewart now works in Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center, developing tracking and navigation operations for upcoming missions of the Orion spacecraft. He is also a 1st Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, serving as an Assistant Aerospace Education Officer and Assistant Public Affairs Officer, and currently training as a SAR/DR Mission Pilot.

Stewart earned degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and aspires to be a NASA astronaut. In pursuing that, he has served as the Flight Engineer of HERA C2M2, a two-week asteroid mission simulation at the Johnson Space Center, and as Chief Engineering Officer of HI-SEAS IV, a year-long Mars simulation in Hawai’i.

The Trailblazers Series experiential event and multi-camera episode taping is open to the public and there is no charge for admission or parking. The series is focused on immersive learning with practical and inspirational information shared by special featured guests from across the globe who have stories to share about their unique experiences. These leaders interact with students and the community through a live interview and an open Q&A experience with award-winning journalist and producer Ceslie Armstrong of NYTEX Productions.

The Trailblazer Series season one episodes “Trailblazer: Frank Donner,” and “Trailblazer: Chef Steve McHugh,” debut in April and are available anytime on-demand on schreiner.edu/trailblazers/. On May 2, Andrzej Stewart, a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador and an experienced spacecraft operator for a wide variety of NASA missions will be the featured guest.

Signature events include spring’s Future Fest; CreatorCon in the fall; and, The Trailblazers Series is ongoing. With a nod to the past and eagerness to meaningfully craft the future, the immersive and experiential programming creates experiences and platforms for participants to proclaim their Uniquely Texan status.

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