Join us September 10th for our the next Full Moon-th Meetup where we’ll chat with Sister Damien Marie Savino, F.S.E., Ph.D. – Dean of Science and Sustainability at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
We’ll also have the latest news of the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope*.
This meetup is a perk for our Sacred Space Astronomy subscribers: on Saturday September 10th, we’ll be holding our regularly scheduled on-line meetup where you get to chat with each other, and astronomers and scientists from the Vatican Observatory!
According to a recent survey, only 14% of the civil engineering workforce is composed of women. And how many of them are religious sisters? Our guest this week is one of them!
“Creation is my greatest passion,” she told Aquinas Magazine upon her appointment as Dean of Science and Sustainability. “Ever since I was a child I loved nature and the outdoors. That passion opened up in me the desire to protect the beauty and diversity of the natural world. It also led me to questions about who is the author of this beautiful nature, which ultimately led me to my vocation as a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist.”
Sister Damien Marie is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, and has the following degrees:
- Ph.D., Civil (Environmental) Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
- M.A. Theology from from the Catholic University of America
- M.S. Soil Science from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
- B.S. Biogeography (High Honors) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada
From August 2013 – May 2016, she was Associate Professor and Chair, Environmental Science and Studies Department; and Joint Appointment in Environmental Science and Theology/Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston.
From August 2008 – July 2013, she was Assistant Professor and Chair, Environmental Science and Studies Department; and Joint Appointment in Environmental Science and Theology/Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston.
When? Saturday, September 10th: Rain or shine
What time? These meetups will happen around lunch time in North America: in particular, 10:00 am Tucson time, which is 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
How do you access the Zoom link? Join Sacred Space Astronomy and you’ll get an email with the full link!
*The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope consists of the Alice P. Lennon Telescope, and the Thomas J. Bannan Astrophysics Facility.