Keynote Presentation: Why Does STEM Matter?

Amy Mainzer Senior Research Scientist, NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Science Curriculum Consultant, Ready Jet Go!

Amy Mainzer is a senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Her scientific interests include asteroids, comets, low mass stars, and building telescopes and cameras for studying them.  She is the Principal Investigator of the NEOWISE mission, an Earth-orbiting space telescope that finds and characterizes asteroids, and she built the fine guidance sensor for NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.  Mainzer is the Science Curriculum Consultant for READY JET GO! and also hosts the live-action interstitials in each episode, bringing the science concepts to life for viewers.

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