POC: Charles K. Gatebe, Phone: 301-614-6228, Email:

Maniac Talks are about what inspired people to do what they are doing now in their career. It's about their driving forces and motivators and what keeps them going. It's about how they overcome obstacles. The format of the talks is informal and discussion is encouraged. All talks are recorded/taped and archived at GSFC Library. The talks are also available on YouTube:

January 23, 2019 H Jay Zwally Chief Cryosphere Scientist, NASA GSFC,
February 20, 2019 Nicholas E. White Senior Vice President for Science, Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
March 27, 2019 Colleen Hartman National Academy of Sciences,
April 30, 2019 Edward Rogers Chief Knowledge Officer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
May 22, 2019 Jennifer J. Wiseman Senior Astrophysicist & Hubble Senior Project Scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
June 26, 2019 Stephen Jurczyk Associate Administrator, NASA Headquarters.
July 24, 2019 Lucy McFadden Planetary Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
October 23, 2019 Mark Clampin Director, Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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