Caltech Student Day at JPL - 2014

March 6, 2014

8:45am - 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.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Caltech Student Day at JPL

(Note: If you are not riding the bus, there is a 9:15 a.m. check in with the visitor center at JPL. Event will begin promptly at 9:30 am at JPL)


8:45 AM

Check in, verify ID, load bus (just north of the new Keck Center)

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)
Cozette Hart, JPL Director for Human Resources

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
(just north of the Keck Center)

JPL Panelists:

  • Becky Castano - Division Technologist, Mission Systems and Operations
  • Michelle Gierach - Lead Project Scientist, Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
  • Indrani Graczyk - Innovative Partnerships Program Manager
  • Jennifer Trosper - Deputy Project Manager, Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover)

Panel Moderator - Cinzia Zuffada, JPL Associate Chief Scientist