For release: 07/12/02
Release #: 02-172
Rex Geveden named deputy director of Marshall's Science Directorate
Rex Geveden has been named deputy director of the Marshall Center's Science Directorate an organization with more than 600 civil servant and contractor employees who perform a wide array of science activities. This research encompasses fields such as materials science, biotechnology, optics, Earth science and space science.
Rex Geveden of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has been named deputy director of Marshall’s Science Directorate an organization with more than 600 civil servant and contractor employees who perform a wide array of science activities.
This position will tap Geveden’s prior experience in key science initiatives at the Marshall Center, ranging from leadership roles in supporting research aboard the International Space Station to managing research related to fundamental laws of physics.
Geveden began his NASA career at Marshall in 1990. He was chief engineer for the Waves in Space Plasmas Experiment, a study which involved the measurement of the characteristic frequencies of the plasma, comprising more than 99 percent of the visible universe. He became project manager for the Optical Transient Detector and Lightning Imaging Sensor earth orbiting satellites that produced data for the world’s first global map of lightning.
Geveden was program manager of Gravity Probe-B, which will test two key areas of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. In his new role, Geveden will continue to play a key leadership role in this project.
Also, Geveden recently served as manager of Marshall’s Microgravity Science and Applications Department in the Science Directorate, supervising more than 350 scientists, engineers, project managers and support personnel who are responsible for development of both ground-based, and space-flight, science experiments including science experiments on the Space Station.
Geveden earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a master’s degree in physics from Murray State University in Murray, Ky. He has completed numerous executive and management-level training courses, and has received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal.
The Marshall Center is a key leader in NASA’s efforts in development of space transportation and propulsion systems and advanced large optics manufacturing technology, as well as microgravity research scientific research in the unique low-gravity environment inside the International Space Station and other spacecraft.
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