JPL's Aaron Yazzie visits the Commerce Library -- Wednesday, March 13 @ 5:30pm

In celebration of Teen Tech Week, Aaron Yazzie of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will visit the City of Commerce Public Library and share his experience working on NASA's Curiosity project.  Please join us for a great opportunity to learn about engineering and efforts to explore Mars.

Where: The City of Commerce Public Library

When:  Wednesday, March 13th @ 5:30pm

 

Biographical Statement of Aaron Yazzie:

Aaron Yazzie is a Mechanical Engineer working on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Rover, Curiosity, for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  He is Navajo (Dine'), originally from Holbrook, AZ, and earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2008.  He now lives in Pasadena, CA, and has worked at NASA JPL for 4 years.  Currently, he works on the MSL Sample Acquisition, Sample Handling and Processing team testing the rover's capabilities to gather surface samples on Mars.  Outside of work, Yazzie is an active member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).  He is an AISES Sequoyah Fellow and currently serves as the president of the Southern California AISES Professional Chapter.

 

But Wait, There's More!

Join Us for Classic Video Game Play @ your City of Commerce Libraries

Monday, March 11:  6pm @ Bristow Park Library  (323) 265-1787

Wednesday, March 13:  4pm @ Greenwood Library  (562) 927-1516

Thursday, March 14:  4pm @ Central Library  (323) 722-6660

Saturday, March 16: 12:30pm @ Atlantic Library  (323) 780-1176

 

 

AND our Old Tech "petting zoo":  Friday, 3/15 at 4pm @ Central Library

Think you have it rough? 

 

Check out some old school technology . . .

 

See if you can figure out WHAT it is, what it was used for, and WHEN it was used.

 

How ever did we survive without smart phones?

 

 

 

 

About Teen Tech Week:

Teen Tech Week is a national effort, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.  Our goal is to encourage teens to be competent and ethical uses of technology.

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