A Giant Step for STEAHM

The time is here! Join us for our 2nd Annual Liftoff Event on April 7th, 2021 from 3 PM to 5 PM.

ARCS is gearing up for the launch of our Year Two Liftoff dedicated to showcasing our multidisciplinary center of excellence to the CSUN community and beyond.

During this year’s Liftoff, we are focusing on Diversity and Inclusion in STEAHM. Special guest speakers and panelists with extensive backgrounds in STEAHM and Autonomy Research will provide their insight, discussion, and reflection. Join us in moving our mission forward!

Liftoff is our annual showcase introducing our new cohort of ARCS Students and Faculty and their collaboration on extraordinary projects. We are also welcoming Director of NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, David D. McBride as our opening speaker. The Women in STEAHM panel discussion will include Ann Devereaux (JPL ), Dr. Rebecca Gottlieb (Medtronic), Dr. Elena Miranda (CSUN Geology), and Devin Waller (Air & Space Exhibit Project Manager – California Science Center) with more panelists to be added.

April 7th, 2021

3PM – 5PM

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN STEAHM

3:00 PM – 3:40 PM
Welcome and Guest Speaker

Video Welcome from
President Erika D Beck

Provost Mary Beth Walker

Year 1 Reflection
Dr. Nhut Ho

GUEST SPEAKER
David D. McBride
Director of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center

3:40 PM – 4:30 PM
Women in STEAHM
Panel Discussion

Moderated by Prof. Suzanne Scheld and Brittany Oates

SPEAKERS
Ann Devereaux
Dr. Rebecca Gottlieb
Dr. Elena Miranda
Devin Waller

 

4:30 PM
ARCS Student Lightning Talks and Research Project Demonstrations

Student Presentations
Project Demonstrations in
Breakout Rooms

Main Room – Networking and Q+A

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Dr. Erika D. Beck

Dr. Erika D. Beck

President of California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Ann Devereaux

Ann Devereaux

Division Manager for Systems Engineering and I&T - Div 31 NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Rebecca Gottlieb

Dr. Rebecca Gottlieb

Ph.D. Vice President, Research and Technology Medtronic Diabetes

David McBride

David McBride

Director of NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Dr. Elena Miranda

Dr. Elena Miranda

Professor of Geology and Faculty Equity Advocate for Recruitment and Retention, California State University, Northridge

Devin Waller

Devin Waller

Air & Space Exhibit Project Manager - California Science Center

Dr. Mary Beth Walker

Dr. Mary Beth Walker

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California State University, Northridge