Leaders in Space Exploration

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PST
Location: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Building 321 Auditorium
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, California 91109
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8:45 - 8:55 Recognizing the role of women in the success of JPL and NASA
Charles Elachi, JPL Director
 
8:55 - 10:30 Leaders of NASA space missions
Patt Morrison, Moderator
 
  9:00 - 9:10 Traiblazing in space science
Margaret Kivelson, UCLA
 
  9:10 - 9:50 Leading a NASA mission as a Principal Investigator
Maria Zuber, MIT - Grail
Amy Mainzer, JPL - NeoWise
Carol Raymond, JPL - Dawn
Fiona Harrison, Caltech - Nustar
 
  9:50 - 10:30 Q&A with audience and speakers
Patt Morrison, Moderator
 
10:30 - 11:00 Networking coffee break
 
11:00 - 12:00 Women at JPL: inspiring career stories panel discussion
Cozette Hart, Moderator
Diane Evans, Mag Powell-Meeks, Claudia Alexander, Jan Chodas, Kendra Short, Elizabeth Kay-Im, Rosaly Lopes
 
12:00 - 12:10 JPL outreach to female students and graduates
Parvin Kassaie and Cozette Hart
 
12:10 - 12:15 Closing remarks

Young Scientists and Engineers Panel

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Time: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PST
Location: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory
von Karman Auditorium
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, California 91109

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9:45 Welcome and Introduction
Ota Lutz, Elementary and Secondary STEM Education Specialist
 
9:50-10:20 Panelist Introductions and Work Overview
"What I Was Like in 5th Grade and How I Became Interested in STEM Careers"

Shonte Tucker - Thermal Engineer

Morgan Cable - Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Microfabrication and Optoelectronics

Serina Diniega - Postdoctoral Fellow, Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences

Natalie Martinez - Intern, Flight Software Architecture and Applications
 
10:20-10:45 Questions and Answers