Norah Patten
Space Humanities

Dr. Norah Patten is a faculty member at the International Space University and is the founder and director of a start-up company in Ireland which specialises in using space as a means of inspiring the next generation. In 2016, Norah participated in the New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Program, funded by Enterprise Ireland. She was a recipient of the Emerging Space Leaders Grant and a Next Generation Plenary panellist at the IAC in 2015. Through a partnership with NanoRacks, Norah coordinated ‘The Only Way is Up’ project which launched Ireland’s first student experiment to the International Space Station in 2014. She participated in the ISU SSP in 2010, has industrial experience from The Boeing Company and Bell Labs Alcatel Lucent, is a regular speaker at public events, and has featured on national television and radio.

Norah was named by Technology Voice as one of Ireland’s top 38 Women in Technology in 2015 and was one of ten women listed by Silicon Republic for her achievements in space. Norah participated in the Alpbach summer school in 2008, she was the SGAC Irish NCP from 2012-2016 and is a contributing writer with Astronomy Ireland. Norah holds a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering and a 1.1. Bachelors degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick.

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Twitter: @SpaceNorah