Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham is Featured Speaker at AMOS Conference
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham is in Maui, Hawai'i, this week for the 14th Annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference, and on Wednesday morning he delivered the featured speech "Space at the Crossroads."
The Space Foundation takes an active role in educational and space-related activities in Hawai'i, and is an annual co-sponsor of the AMOS Conference, which is a program of the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEDB), and runs Sept. 10-13.
Space Foundation participation at the conference includes a reception for young space professionals and education programs for teachers and students.
On Wednesday, the popular Space Foundation Pau Hana (after work) Networking Reception for New Generation Space Leaders brings together young professionals to meet with experienced leaders in their field. This event is part of the Space Foundation's New Generation Initiatives, which provides professional development and networking opportunities to college students and professionals aged 35 and under.
During the conference, the Space Foundation will conduct educational sessions for 300 Maui-area school children, including a tour of the AMOS Exhibit Center where they will see the latest in space technology, while their teachers participate in a Space in the Classroom workshop. The workshop is based on the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum courses, providing teachers with hands-on space-related content that is instantly transferable to the classroom.
The 2nd Annual SSA (Space Situational Awareness) Policy Forum preceded the start of the AMOS conference and Pulham served as co-host of the forum.
Pulham is of part Hawaiian descent and each year he and his wife Cynthia sponsor a scholarship named in honor of his grandmother. The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship, established specifically for educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who work with PreK-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, provides professional development through the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum courses held each summer in Colorado Springs, Colo. Read more about the scholarship here.