AEM Graduate, Chad Rowe, will be the next Space Grant Project Manager

Chad Rowe, an AEM graduate and Aerospace Engineer at NASA, will be the next Space Grant Project Manager.

“Space Grant is responsible for broadening the reach of the agency through the national network of 52 consortia in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Responsibilities include the program and professional development of center based representatives across 10 regional NASA centers and Headquarters. Give oversight to project, solicitations and congressional directed budget.”

Chad graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

He is currently finishing a two-year detail assignment in Moscow leading International Space Station (ISS) Operations in Russia and Kazakhstan and will begin at NASA Headquarters this year.

Chad began his career at NASA as a co-op in 1991. He began full time employment with NASA in 1994 in the Engineering Directorate as a Space Shuttle flight experiment engineer and later as an ISS guidance, navigation, and control system integration engineer. He transitioned into the ISS Program Office in 2002 as the Hardware/Software Integration Manager, and progressed into positions with additional leadership roles within the ISS and Orion Programs, leading up to his current ISS leadership role in Moscow.