American Engineer Discusses Aerospace Technology with Al Akhawayn Students



Ifrane, March 29, 2012 – Elham Ghashghai, Senior Project Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation in California, gave a talk to Al Akhawayn engineering students today about The Use of Science and Technology in Public Policy, Space Programs, and the Importance of System of Systems Engineering for the Complex Problems We Are Facing Today. 

In her talk, Ghashghai discussed the mechanisms and communication tools used in space technology from space system design and segment, satellites systems, and orbits; to the Global Positioning System (GPS) users and applications.   

Present at the talk were Sam Werberg, Deputy Cultural Attaché, and Mohamed Guedira, Public Affairs Section, both from the Embassy of the United States of America in Rabat, Morocco. 

Hosted by Al Akhawayn University School of Sciencs and Engineering, Ghashghai’s visit is conducted in the framework of the U.S. Embassy’s cultural exchange activities in Morocco.   

Elham Ghashghai is a Senior Project Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation in California, United States. She is an experienced project leader in technical and policy-oriented studies. Currently Ghashghai is leading a project on future communication satellite networks. Prior to joining the Corporation, Ghashghai worked with the RAND Corporation, leading and contributing to a variety of studies for future aerospace architecture, communication satellite design, operations research, Global Positioning System (GPS), information technology, and Middle East policy analysis. Ghashghai has two M.S. degrees—one in mathematics and one in operations research—and a PhD in industrial engineering from Purdue University. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California.