Dr. Charlie Camarda is an astronaut, CEO, and Founder of The Epic Education Foundation, an educational tool engaging and exciting young minds to explore the joys of learning. He has over 43 years of experience working at NASA as a research scientist in influential roles to implement the framework of collaboration and problem-solving. He was an Astronaut on STS-114 (Space Shuttle’s return-to-flight following the Columbia Tragedy), Director of Engineering at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and now he’s the Senior Advisor for Engineering Development at NASA’s Langley Research Center.
Dr. Camarda holds nine patents and over 20 national and international awards, including an IR-100 Award for one of the top 100 technical innovations; the NASA Spaceflight Medal, an Exceptional Service Medal; the American Astronautical Society 2006 Flight Achievement Award, and he was inducted into the Air and Space Cradle of Aviation Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2017.
How do you solve epic challenges in the workplace? Are you wondering how you can learn from failure to unlock breakthrough ideas?
Dr. Charlie Camarda answered the call to solve the complex problems of organizational bias and cultivated an environment of problem-solving. Establishing an ecosystem built on cooperation and innovation is crucial for solving complex problems. Dr. Camarda understands that recognizing the lessons in failure can open the door of opportunity to reach new heights.
In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with Dr. Charlie Camarda, astronaut and Founder of The Epic Education Foundation, to discuss creating a culture of collaboration and excellence. Dr. Camarda discusses the importance of teaching younger generations to learn from failures, establishing a workplace culture built on cooperation, and combining scholarly and creative innovations to foster validation.
If you could meet any living person, who would it be?
Dr. Charlie Camarda would like to sit down and interrogate Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States. Dr. Camarda would like to discuss the cause of the pandemic and talk about why teamwork is crucial.
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