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'Dinosaurs led me to the moon'

February 21, 2016

ASU postdoctoral researcher turned interest in dinosaurs into a passion for outer space

Craig Hardgrove was fascinated with dinosaurs. When he found out they were killed off by an asteroid, he became fascinated with space. Now he’s head of a NASA satellite project to explore water-ice deposits on moon. “If you’re interested in something, you never really know where it’s going to lead you,” Craig says.

Luna-H Map

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Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper

It has been six years since deposits of water were found on the moon. Now the question isn’t “Is there,” but “How much” and “Where.” The LunaH-Map orbiter will train two neutron spectrometers on the moon’s south pole region to confirm and map water deposits in the always-dark craters there. The results will become part of NASA’s strategy for sending humans farther into the solar system.

Craig's favorite dinosaur

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triceratops [trahy-ser-uh-tops]

Triceratops exceeded the largest rhinoceroses in bulk, equalling a fairly large elephant, but with much shorter legs.

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February 21, 2016

David Forster, the coaches' coach

David Forster shares how carefully training your team can produce successful, even perfect results. David is head of the Global Institute of Coaching at Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise.

Lessons I learned from coaching my sled dogs

1. Pulling together

Do you discourage your team from doing what you want them to do?


2. Pulling alongside

If you don't walk next to your team, they don't understand the goal.

3. Pulling back

Team successes allow them to move forward with confidence.

"How can they have trust and confidence to walk down a path you’re asking them to walk down if you’re not willing to walk down it with them?" — David Forster

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Learn more about David Forster's coaching courses at Thunderbird. Read more

What can the head of coaching for the Thunderbird School of Global Management tell you about finding your 'One Thing'?