Can a mission to study Martian climate inspire a generation of young Arabs to pursue STEM careers? How does the UAE foster widespread female involvement in STEM fields?
Join us on May 5 at 12 PM to hear about the Amal (Hope) interplanetary probe and how this ambitious mission is driving societal, economic, and educational development in the UAE. The UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab (SSL) is a major knowledge-transfer and educational partner in this historic endeavor, providing technical support and summer research internships to young, talented, curious Emirati college students over the last 6 years. Dr. Rob Lillis is the UCB lead scientist for the Hope mission. He and mission systems engineer Sasha Courtade will share their experiences alongside two of the bright young Emiratis who’ve spent stimulating summers at Berkeley studying Mars alongside SSL scientists.