Reach Across the Stars: Meet Your Female Space & Science Heroes (virtually!)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Virtually "meet" women who have blazed trails in space and related science fields in our upcoming webinar to celebrate National Mentoring Month, highlighting the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   

This webinar will consist of a panel with STEM professionals and scientists who are featured in a free augmented reality (AR) app designed to allow users to explore the universe and unlock the often-overlooked stories of women and their contributions to space exploration and science.   

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The project, "Reach Across the Stars: A Universe of Explorers," was created through a collaboration between the Smithsonian’s Because of Her Story Initiative and NASA. During the webinar, and in further exploration in the app, you’ll get to hear about the challenges, motivations and even the hobbies of these scientists and STEM professionals, while getting a behind the scenes glimpse at their work.   

Panelists include: 

  • Kimberly Arcand - science communicator and the Visualization Scientist and Reach Across the Stars logoEmerging Technology Lead for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory 
  • Christina Hernandez – Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory working as an instrument engineer for the Mars 2020 Rover, Perseverance. 

  • Sasha Samochina -  a Creative Technologist and Software Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

  • Nicole Stott - Veteran astronaut, aquanaut, founder of the Space & Art Foundation, and author.

Click here to learn more and download the app. 


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