NASA Johnson Space Center, UHCL begin implementing Space Act Agreement partnership
December 23, 2019 | UHCL Staff
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s history of collaboration with NASA Johnson Space Center began on the day its doors opened in 1974, establishing a permanent institution of
higher education accessible to JSC staff, scientists and engineers. On Oct. 1, the
two entities signed a new Space Act Agreement and Annex, confirming and expanding
their partnership for the benefit of the community.
“We consider UH-Clear Lake a strategic partner at NASA JSC,” said Kamlesh Lulla, director
of JSC’s University Collaboration and Partnership Office. “We hope to continue our
long legacy of collaboration with UHCL because we believe the university plays an
important role in accomplishing our mission in technology and in inspiring the future
generation of space explorers.”
Lulla said that, according to the agreement, the first task has already been completed.
“On Oct. 23, UHCL hosted the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center’s 10th Annual Conference, focusing on energy and environmental stewardship. We participated
in the conference by providing keynote speakers and panel moderators,” he said.
As director of university collaboration, Lulla added, his role was to continue facilitating
the agreement so that it remains mutually acceptable and beneficial for UHCL and NASA JSC.
“Our next task is to organize technology exchanges and to work with UHCL’s mechanical engineering faculty to see how we can continue collaborating in that area,” he said.
“Dr. Lulla has played an integral role in ensuring that UHCL remains relevant to NASA
and for NASA,” said Dwayne Busby, executive director of Strategic Partnerships. “We are extremely grateful for his intentional partnership with the university and
Read more about NASA JSC and UHCL’s Space Agreement and Annex here.
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