Caltech Student Day at JPL - 2013

March 1, 2013

9:00am - 1:30pm (including travel to and from JPL)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Get a close look and see why the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is the world leader in the robotic exploration of space with a special tour of the facilities for Caltech students. Postdocs are welcome, too.  The tour will be followed by a panel discussion on non-academic careers in science and technology presented by an all-women panel of JPL scientists and engineers in honor of Women’s History Month.

Lunch and transportation are provided to the 80 students/postdocs selected by lottery for this event.

Caltech Student Day at JPL is brought to you by the Keck Institute for Space Studies, JPL and the Caltech Center for Diversity.

Friday, March 1, 2013 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Caltech Student Day at JPL


8:45 AM

Check in, verify ID, load bus (alley between Cahill Building and Keith Spalding building)

9:00 AM

Leave for JPL

9:15 AM

Arrive at JPL, clear security
***You must show a driver's license (US Citizen) or  a passport (non-US Citizen) to enter JPL***

9:30 AM

Welcome to JPL (von Karman Auditorium)
Leslie Livesay, JPL Engineering and Science Director

9:35 AM - NOON

Tour of JPL

NOON - 1:00 PM.

Panel Session and box lunch 
(von Karman Auditorium)

1:05 PM

Board Bus

1:15 PM

Depart JPL

1:30 PM

Arrive Caltech
(alley between Cahill Building and Keith Spalding building)

JPL Panelists:

  • MiMi Aung, Section Manager - Guidance and Control
  • Annmarie Eldering, Deputy Project Scientist - OCO2
  • CeCe Guiar - Formulation Projects Systems Engineer, and Assistant Manager for the Systems and Software Division
  • Shouleh Nikzad, Senior Research Scientist

Panel Moderator - Cinzia Zuffada, JPL Associate Chief Scientist