The Nov. 14 Judith A. Resnik Memorial Lecture will feature Janet Vertesi, associate professor of sociology at Princeton University. Vertesi will present “Why Organizations Matter-In Space And On Earth.”

Vertesi looks at two NASA missions to show how the way each team divided up their work influenced the scientists’ and engineers’ communication, interaction, and collaboration. Dubbed “Margaret Mead among the Starfleet” in the Times Literary Supplement, Vertesi shows how choices in organizational structure and culture have long lasting impacts in terms of collaboration, science, as well as how we relate to our technologies–and to each other with significant implications as we consider how best to work together to support collective goals. 7:30-9 p.m. Tues., Nov. 14 • Colton Chapel • MORE 

Submitted by: Susan Boerchers