Belay Demoz Maniac Lecture, July 26, 2017



Dr. Belay Demoz, Professor/Director of the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET), University of Maryland, Baltimore County, provided a Maniac lecture entitled, “My Journey from the Horn of Africa to NASA!” Belay shared lessons gained from his not likely, however gratifying journey from the Horn of Africa that is identified by historical dry spell, civil war, geopolitics, and luck (a great deal of it) and the battle to pay it back to society through combination of education, service, and science. It is a journey that gained from excellent individuals, unforeseen chances, excellent suggestions and options he made along the method (some that he did unknown readied at the time), consisting of ending up being a climatic physicist.