Get WiSE: Meet Women in Space Exploration During Free Online Event

March 13, 2022, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated March 13, 9:38 AM
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The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, is giving students a chance to peek into the personal and professional lives of women working in space careers.

Students of all ages are invited to meet and learn about the exciting work of these talented women during the third WiSE Talks, or Women in Space Exploration, series. The online event is free and open for anyone to attend.

WiSE Talks will broadcast live via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, March 14–16. Each one-hour session will include a presentation and Q&A. During the Q&A portion of each session, young women will be given priority to ask questions. Those who attend will get to know some of the female scientists, engineers and technicians who actively push the boundaries of space discovery, from Mars rovers to next-generation space telescopes.

The WiSE series features leading engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who work with robotic explorers on Mars, and an outreach scientist at the Space Science Telescope Institute who will share the exciting mission of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Speakers will not just answer questions, they will also offer guidance to students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.


Event speakers will be:

  • Keri Bean, deputy leader planner for the Mars Curiosity Rover at NASA’ Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Kelly Lepo, education and outreach scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Jenna Cadwallader, flight technician at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Visit the event webpage for more details and to register.

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