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Men’s Group

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Next Men’s Group Meeting Monday April 11 6:30 PM Hale Hall with special guest Lenore Rasmussen

This month, our very own Lenore Rasmussen is going to talk about the exciting work she is doing with NASA in the field of smart materials.

She’ll talk about her current work developing Tactile FingertipsTM applied to robotic grippers. These sensors feel like human fingertips.

Not only is she the CTO and Founder of RAS Labs, she is an adjunct professor at WPI where she has taught with NASA Astronaut Yvonne Cagle, who is in training for missions to Moon and Mars. In her free time, she authored the book Smart Materials: Considerations on Earth in Space.

She will  bring a Tactile Fingertip sensor to the talk as well as the book:

Springer:     https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-70514-5

Amazon:      https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Materials-Considerations-Earth-Space/dp/3030705129/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2SXGLSNED09MB&keywords=rasmussen+smart+materials&qid=1647354810&sprefix=rasmussen+smart+materials%2Caps%2C60&sr=8-1


Lenore recommends a couple of good books to pique your interest in space:

Scott Kelly, “Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery,” and Tom Wolfe, “The Right Stuff,”


Please let me know if you can make it. We will have social time at 6:30, dinner at 7:00 and start the presentation a bit before 8:00.

Dinner and soft drinks will be provided. Please bring $20 to offset the cost of food and any other drinks you would like.


Neil Connolly




April 11
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm