ESP Biography

ERIKA WAGNER, MIT instructor passionate about big challenges

Major: Aero/Astro, HST

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

A bachelor's in biomedical engineering.
A master's in aerospace engineering.
A doctorate in bioastronautics.
Currently doing work related to global health, sustainable energy technologies, satellite design, innovation, and suborbital space tourism.

Love chasing down the world's biggest challenges.

Executive Director of the X PRIZE Lab @ MIT

Program Director of the Mars Gravity Biosatellite:

Past Classes

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S1842: The X PRIZE: how $10M can change the world in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
In 2004, the Ansari X PRIZE handed out ten million dollars for the first commercial spaceflight. Building on that success, the X PRIZE Foundation is now developing new prizes to focus innovation around "Grand Challenge" themes, including energy, healthcare, and exploration. Join us for a look at these mega-prizes and a no-holds barred brainstorm on how to change the world again.