September 2021 - Instrumental: Engineers Who Make Science Possible
Instrumental: Engineers Who Make Science Possible
Time: 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT; 0300 UTC)
Pollution creates particulate matter (tiny floating particles) and aerosols that can be harmful to our health. With missions like the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA), public health officials can start to map this particulate matter around the world, understand its effect on diseases, and know where the most risk is. In this month’s talk, we'll chat with the instrument operations systems engineer for MAIA and discuss how vital positions like hers are for mission success and for making sure important data gets back to us on Earth.
Janelle Wellons, Instrument Operations Systems Engineer, NASA/JPL
Brian White, Public Services Office, NASA/JPL
Jocelyn Argueta, Public Outreach Specialist, NASA/JPL