March 07, 2012
In honor of Women's History Month, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is hosting an event on Thursday, March 8, to recognize the success of women at NASA, JPL and other institutions who are working in the fields of space science, engineering and technology.
The event will kick off at 8:45 a.m. Pacific Time with opening remarks by JPL Director Charles Elachi and feature panel discussions with women in leadership roles on several NASA space missions including Maria Zuber, GRAIL mission principal investigator and Carol Raymond, Dawn mission deputy principal investigator.
Live streaming video of the event will be carried live on Ustream, with live chat available, at: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 .
The event runs through noon PST. For more information about the Women's History Month celebration at JPL, including the program and a full list of speakers, go to http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/whm/event.php .
JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
Priscilla Vega 818 354-1357
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.