October 20, 2022

Michael Davis Has Worked on Telescope Project for Nearly 20 Years

NASA engineer Michael Davis presented The James Webb Space Telescope: It Works; Perfectly! as this year’s Claritas Distinguished Lecture.

Davis is the deputy mission systems engineer for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Project. He received a bachelor’s degree in astronomy from Villanova University in 1982 and has worked on JWST for the past 19 years. His responsibilities included formulation and management, system design and integration, and the verification and validation of the 30,000 JWST requirements.

The Distinguished Visitor Program at Susquehanna University was endowed by George E. ’64 and Margaret Lauver ’66 Harris to support lectures, seminars or residencies by nationally recognized leaders in business, government or education on topics in the public interest. This series brings an accomplished scholar in the sciences to Susquehanna’s campus annually for a public address.

Watch the lecture here: