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Visit to Homestead High School in Cupertino, CA to talk about various opportunities within NASA.

Visit to Homestead High School in Cupertino, CA to talk about various opportunities within NASA.

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  • Career DayScience, Technology,Engineering & Math Homestead High School October 23, 2012
  • Who are we?Camilla SDO NASA SDONASA SDO’s The Latest Eye onMascot. the Sun – mostEducating about advanced solarthe Sun & Space observing spacecraftFlight. ever.
  • What is NASA? National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • What do we actually do?AeronauticsHuman Exploration and OperationsScience
  • The Future?• NASA is designing and building the capabilities to send humans to explore the solar system, working toward a goal of landing humans on Mars. Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer, Computer Scientists, Executive Manager, Project Manager and more.
  • • The International Space Station is fully staffed with a crew of six. Part of the US portion of the station has been designated as a national laboratory, and NASA is committed to using this unique resource for scientific research. Astrophysicist, Astrobiologist, Biologist, Computer Scientist, Geologist, Geophysicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Psychologist, Medical Doctor, Pilot etc.
  • • Commercial companies are well on their way to providing cargo and crew flights to the ISS, allowing NASA to focus its attention on the next steps into our solar system.
  • • NASA is researching ways to design and build aircraft that are safer, more fuel-efficient, quieter, and environmentally responsible. Computer Engineer, Software Engineer, Materials Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Executive Manager, Project Manager and more.
  • • NASA is conducting an unprecedented array of science missions that will seek new knowledge and understanding of Earth, the solar system and the universe. Lots & lots & lots of career opportunities!
  • http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sdo/team/women-of-sdo.html
  • Questions?1. How did you decide on this career?2. How much education and training doesyour career require? What should a student bedoing now to make this transition easier?
  • 3. Are there any educational tangibles thatmight not be obvious (e.g. a restaurant managerneeds a command of English to create a menuthat is descriptively appealing)?4. What does a typical day look like to you andwhat responsibilities do you have?5. Explain the progression of your career pathor what a person needs to/should do. Is therean entry level position? Is there potential forgrowth?
  • 6. What is needed in the form of continuingeducation to stay current in your field?7. Student questions or anything else you feelstudents should know or find interesting aboutyour field.
  • Internships at NASA• NASA Pathways Programs The NASA Pathways IEP is for current students accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program. The NASA Pathways IEP provides students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/studentopps/default.ht m
  • More Info• What Courses or Clubs Should I enroll in? http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm ?page=136• NASA Astro-Venture http://astroventure.arc.nasa.gov/teachers/fac t_sheets.html#generic• Engineering Girl http://www.engineergirl.org