Edmonton woman gives a meal, hygiene products for homeless Edmontonians after Florida man arrested

An Edmonton women is hoping more people will make an effort to help feed the city's homeless after a 90-year-old Florida man was arrested this week for giving meals to the less fortunate. Dr. Shawna Pandya, a neurosurgical resident at the University of Alberta and ex-NASA researcher, said she was inspired by the story of 90-year-old Arnold Abbott, who was [...]

By | November 9th, 2014|Categories: News|0 Comments

Top 40 under 40: Shawna Pandya

WHY SHE’S TOP 40: From neurosurgery to aerospace research to co-creating crisis management technology— she’s serious about making the future friendly. KEY TO SUCCESS: “One of my greatest strengths-slash-flaws is seeing the potential in everything.” Shawna Pandya is in a race to the future, and on this long-distance track there is no single lane. “Every time you want to achieve [...]

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The Right Stuff (That’s What Teammates Are)

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Team photo post-flight - 2017 Microgravity Campaign, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada (Photo credit: Adrien Mauduit) As I wait for clearance to tell you exactly what we were up to earlier this month [...]

New kind of space suit being tested in Ottawa

October 3rd, 2017|4 Comments

Shawna Pandya, a citizen-scientist astronaut with Project Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere (PoSSUM), goes over some pre-flight prep with Derek Gowanlock on-board a Falcon 20 aircraft at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport before [...]

In Pursuit of the Perfect Spacesuit – Air & Space Magazine

September 19th, 2017|4 Comments

Twenty thousand feet above Ottawa, Shawna Pandya floats gently out of her seat and executes a graceful midair swoop. Our Falcon 20 jet is halfway through a series of parabolas, which produce brief periods of [...]

Defying Gravity – Dr Shawna Pandya

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

" Meet Dr. Shawna Pandya, a general physician by profession, whose job titles at times have included runway model, neurosurgical resident, entrepreneur, taekwondo champion and now, citizen-scientist astronaut candidate " By Surbhi Gogia History is [...]


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