Presentation | September 26 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Melodie Yashar shares insights from her work as a design architect, researcher, and cofounder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a group building upon a ten-year portfolio of academic space research and practice developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration. In 2015 SEArch+ was awarded the top prize in NASAs Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat for the proposal "Mars Ice House." SEArch+ maintains ongoing collaboration with NASA Langley, conducting feasibility studies for related ice habitat concepts. Since 2017 Yashar has led SEArch+s research developing functional prototypes and materials systems for future space habitats. She has also worked as a researcher for grant projects specializing in human factors with the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames.