From Mars rovers to next-generation space telescopes, female scientists, engineers and technicians around the globe are actively pushing the boundaries of space discovery. Students of all ages are invited to meet and learn about the exciting work of these talented women during the 3rd Women in Space Exploration (WiSE) Talks series, March 14–16. The virtual event is free and open for anyone to attend.
Hosted by the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES), an aerospace agency at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, this event provides a window into the personal and professional lives of women working in space careers through live presentations and extended Q&As.
The WiSE series will feature leading engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) 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. The speakers will answer questions and offer guidance to students interested in STEM careers.
- Keri Bean, deputy leader planner for the Mars Curiosity Rover at NASA JPL
- Kelly Lepo, education and outreach scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute
- Jenna Cadwallader, flight technician at NASA JPL
WiSE Talks will broadcast live via Zoom on March 14, 15 and 16, at 10:30 a.m. (HST). Each one-hour session will include a presentation and Q&A. During the Q&As, young women will be given priority to ask questions.
WiSE Talks is a bi-annual series made possible with support from the Hawaii Science and Technology Museum.