Natalie is an Aerospace Engineer and Explorer. Extraordinary experiences have shaped her dreams of becoming an astronaut; whether learning to fly, driving a solar-powered car across North America, or building space robotics. Natalie was recently named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network, a Forbes 30 under 30 2015, and “a vocal advocate for women in technology” by The Financial Post. Dare to achieve the impossible!
Late last year I had the privilege to participate on a panel in Las Vegas with legendary space explorers Burt Rutan and Scott Kelly, accompanied by CEO of CA Technologies Mike Gregoire and moderated by Jessi Hempel of Backchannel. This panel was without a doubt one of the highlights of my year. Despite three very different backgrounds in the space industry, the common theme was the next generation of space travel and… Read More
I am thrilled to share that my TEDxToronto talk on space debris has been selected by TED for posting on TED.com. Our lives depend on a world we can’t see: the satellite infrastructure we use every day for information, entertainment, communication and so much more. But Earth orbit is not a limitless resource, and the problem of space debris will get worse without a significant change to our behavior. Natalie Panek challenges… Read More
Photo: Neil Zeller Photography The legendary Banff Science Communications course is heading to the Perimeter Institute this November! “Presenting science in a way that is compelling takes skill, courage and creativity. In this four-day intensive, participants will work with the best in the business when it comes to science on stage and screens. With audience-focused presentations, you will learn to adapt your content and approach for both live audiences and more elusive… Read More