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2021 Event Calendar for Current Members

Note that more detailed information will be shared with current members and their parents via email.  If you are a current member or parent and not receiving BE WiSE updates, please contact communityalliances@rhfleet.org.

July 08, 2021 - 2 to 3:15 p.m. - Meet Katie, the Rocket Scientist from NASA's Artemis Project
Katie Gonzalez works for the Boeing Company as a Lead Technical Engineer of the Space Launch System Propulsion Analysis team in Houston, TX.  Katie will share career highlights and her work on the Space Launch System rocket, the rocket that will launch the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon.  Q&A will follow the presentation.


July 13, 2021 - 4 to 5:45 p.m. - Materials for Space Environments: What will it take to colonize other planets?
Olivia A. Graeve, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanics and Materials, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego; The idea of living on Mars or the Moon has been a staple of science fiction since the 19th century. The justification is that we need to go there if we want to create a backup location for humanity, in the event that life on Earth becomes untenable due to issues like climate change. We could also go there to search for additional resources such as water or precious metals. However, if this sci-fi dream were to ever become reality, what would it be like to actually live there? Conditions make living on Mars extremely challenging. In particular, materials needed for such extreme environments need to be discovered and designed. Let's talk about those materials! And let's talk about living on Mars!


July 22, 2021 - 4 to 5:45 p.m. - How San Diego Came to be Part of a Very Special Flight on Mars
Charles Bergen, VP of Engineering, and Aine Shivnan, VP of Project Management at Qualcomm will discuss how the Qualcomm flight platform enabled the first autonomous flight on Mars. Both Charles and Aine’s teams played pivotal roles in the successful creation of Ingenuity, the Mars helicopter, and they will share their experiences, wins, and challenges through the process. Additionally, Aine and Charles will talk about their STEM path, and how they ended up at the top of their fields working on such incredible projects.


July 24, 2021 - 3 to 4:45 p.m. - The Science of Food Fermentation
Have you ever wondered what makes bread rise?  What’s the difference between regular and sourdough bread?  Join a real scientist for a workshop on the science of food fermentation and its different applications.  Students will learn the basic microbiology and biochemistry of fermentation using pizza dough as a model system.  The workshop will conclude with a sampling of pizza. 


More details and events will be added throughout the year!