Published: Sept. 14, 2021

Mike GriffinAerospace, Space and Technology Trends to 2030 and Beyond - Where will the job opportunities be for graduates?
A Future Insights Seminar featuring Dr. Michael Griffin:
September 22
4-5:30 p.m. MST
Zoom - Register Now

Aerospace, space and engineering technologies are advancing at a rate that hasn’t been seen in decades.  At the core of many of these recent technology development decisions has been Dr. Michael Griffin through his roles as the Chief Technology Officer of the DoD, as NASA Administrator and as President of In-Q-Tel among other notable positions.  Join Mark Sirangelo as he welcomes Dr. Michael Griffin to CU Boulder in a unique discussion and Q&A on the leading developments that will significantly impact and change the jobs, companies and investments for the rest of the decade and beyond. We will explore Dr. Griffin’s views as they relate to:

  • What will be the jobs in most demand for us when we graduate?
  • How is the world of science, business and research changing and what will it look like in the coming years?
  • What new areas or sectors are being accelerated or created from the major investments being made now and what opportunities are there for you?
  • What can you be doing now to help position yourself now to take advantage of these coming trends?

Dr. Michael D. Griffin is the Former Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.  He was the Department’s Chief Technology Officer, and responsible for the all R&D activities across the DoD enterprise which included oversight of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Innovation Unit and the DoD Laboratory enterprise. Mike was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schafer Corporation. He has served as the King-McDonald Eminent Scholar and professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, as the Administrator of NASA, and as the Space Department Head at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.  He has also held numerous executive positions including President and COO of In-Q-Tel, CEO of Magellan Systems, and EVP/General Manager at Orbital ATK.

Mark SirangeloMark N. Sirangelo created and hosts the CU Future Insight Seminar Series as CU’s Entrepreneur-Scholar in Residence. He is the recent Chairman of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Board and the DoD’s Space Advisory Committee.  Previously he was Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator helping to develop NASA’s return to the Moon.  Mark was the founding executive and head of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems which has participated in over 300 space & aerospace missions to date.  He has served as the Chief Innovation Officer of Colorado and is the State’s appointee to the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory.