BS, mechanical engineering
Auburn university
My ME degree really opened up my interest in stress analysis and design.

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Education

1979-2005

Professional Experience

I have many other topics on which I speak, including STEM education, women, diversity and inclusion, safety, faith-based topics, and quilting.

Leadership

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JACOBS                                                                                                                                     2005 - Present

  • Vice President and Deputy General Manager 

nATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
ENGINEER, 1979-1987
ASTRONAUT, 1987-1998
  • STS-47; September, 1992- ​Mission Specialist on Spacelab-J. Operated materials science and life science experiments on the first joint Shuttle mission with the Japanese during an eight day mission on Space Shuttle Endeavour
  • STS-60; February, 1994- Mission Specialist on a Spacehab mission. Operated scientific experiments and the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) on the first joint Shuttle mission with the Russians on Space Shuttle Discovery
  • STS-85; August, 1997- Mission Specialist and Payload Commander on a 12 day mission on Space Shuttle Discovery. Operated scientific experiments, deployed and retrieved Christa-Spas satellite, operated Japanese Small Fine Arm 
SENIOR EXECUTIVE, 1998-2005

Space 

I have had three Space Shuttle flights, and there are many interesting topics based on my spaceflight experiences and my 36 years working with NASA

I have been blessed to have incredible opportunities in this great nation - as an engineer, scientist, astronaut, NASA executive, and a corporate vice president.

I am passionate about our country's space program, and our ability to inspire the next generation of explorers, by encouraging them to enter fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

While this website is under construction, I hope that I will be able to show you how I can share some of the wonderful experiences that I have had, and give you information on how to contact me so that I can personally share these experiences with you or with your organization. Thank you!

BS, Biology IN BIOMECHANICS
gEORGIA TECH
My  dual degree from Georgia Tech really came in handy with life science and medical experiments on the Space Shuttle

I've led organizations in Government, business, and have many topics based on my professional and spaceflight experience

Astronaut Jan Davis


MS and ph.d, mechanical engineering

university of alabama in huntsville
These NASA-sponsored degrees were directly applicable to my work with composites and my interest in materials, which were helpful in conducting materials science experiments on the Space Shuttle

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HOMETOWN: ​Huntsville, Alabama, USA

DEGREES:
  BS Biology

​                    BS Mechanical Engineering

                    MS Mechanical Engineering

                    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

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SPACE FLIGHTS:

  STS-47, 1992

  STS-60, 1994

  STS-85, 1997

445 EARTH ORBITS

OVER 673 HOURS IN SPACE

OVER 11 MILLION MILES