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How a Rocker Became a Lead Engineer for the Mars Rover: How Curiosity Changed My Life and I Changed Hers

Lecture by Adam Steltzner, Mars 2020 Chief Engineer, Engineering Physics' Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient for 2017

Event Details

Friday, October 20, 2017
2-3:30 p.m.
It really IS rocket science: Distinguished Achievement Award recipient Adam Steltzner led the team that invented, developed, tested and operated the landing system that put the Curiosity rover on Mars. Learn how this engineering mechanics PhD grad made the transition from San Francisco-area rock-and-roll band member to world-renowned NASA engineer.