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Science on a Sphere Speaker Series: "Past and Future Missions to Mars" with Special Speaker Ann Devereaux

Post Date:01/11/2017 2:17 PM

The Science on a Sphere Speaker Series continues at the Harvey House this Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm with special guest Ann Devereaux from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to present “Past and Future Missions to Mars.”

The exhibits open to the public at 10 am and will close at 4 pm, so come early to spend time in the exhibit rooms and to enjoy Science on a Sphere.

The Harvey House entry fee is $5.00 with proceeds benefiting the Harvey House Non-Profit Foundation.

Free admission for City of Barstow, NASA, Goldstone and JPL employees only with ID.

Ann Devereaux
Ann Devereaux: Flight System Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories

Ann Devereaux grew up in the shadow of Kennedy Space Center (KSC). “Growing up near KSC, many of my friends' parents worked for NASA. So, for me, working for NASA one day seemed like an attainable goal; that I could have a career in space exploration too.

However, the defining moment for me was when I was a high school senior: I was selected to intern at KSC through NASA SHARP (Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program). I had a fantastic time, met friends who I am still close to after all these years and pretty much set my sights on a future career with NASA. During my sophomore year in college, I was the first in line to interview with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for a summer job, which got my foot in the door -- I've been working here ever since.”

Ann worked on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover project in delivering the communications relay radios, then becoming lead system engineer for the flight system and fault protection, and finally serving as deputy lead for the Entry, Descent and Landing team, culminating in an unforgettable landing night experience in 2012.  

Ann is an electrical and telecommunications engineer by training, with an undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master's degree from the University of Southern California.

She came to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, directly upon graduating from MIT, after watching many NASA launches from her childhood home near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and dreaming of working in space.

With many years of technology development and electronics deliveries under her belt, MS Devereaux has traveled to such diverse places as Antarctica and the Amazon to deploy custom telecommunication demonstrations.  

Ann is currently the lead Flight Systems Engineer for Mars 2020 Rover at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/people/devereauxa

 

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US SATURDAY 1/14 AT 2PM FOR THIS EXCITING PRESENTATION AS WE LEARN ABOUT OUR NEXT MISSION TO MARS!

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