Hear from NASA engineers at upcoming lecture, film screening

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Physics and Astronomy Club will sponsor a lecture with NASA engineer Matt Melis Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 12:30 p.m. in the Millis Schmitt Auditorium.

Melis will talk about the Space Shuttle Columbia accident in 2003, and his role in the investigation.

Presented in conjunction with the lecture, the Case Western Reserve University Film Society will sponsor a showing of Ascent: Commemorating Shuttle Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium.

Melis and Kevin Burke, another NASA engineer, produced the film, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at shuttle launches. Melis and Burke also will answer audience questions after the showing.

Both events are free and open to the public.