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!
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
I have a VERY long bucket list; so many places I want to see and adventures I want to do. One country that has been on my list for awhile is Greenland and I finally had the opportunity to travel there. The original plan was to hike the Arctic Circle Trail, a land of one hundred lakes. The ACT is 160 km long and stretches between Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut. It seemed like… Read More