NASA scientist Nagin Cox to speak at GUST event
Seminar to provide insights into space exploration, Mars Curiosity Rover
KUWAIT CITY, March 3: Gulf University for Science and Technology’s (GUST) Global Studies Center (GSC), in coordination with the Embassy of the United States of America, announced today an upcoming presentation by a leading scientist from NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory, Nagin Cox, who will be providing insights into space exploration, Mars missions, and women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The seminar will be attended by GUST management, faculty, staff, and students. The seminar is also open to the general public.
Head of the Global Studies Center at GUST, Dr Martin Rosenstock, said, “We are very excited to collaborate with the US Embassy, to bring in such an established scientist as Nagin Cox, from a prestigious institution like NASA. We continually try to find new ways of enhancing the GUST academic experience by organizing events that bring together great minds and present unique viewpoints to learn from.”
Zainab “Nagin” Cox is a senior engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where she has served as a systems engineer and manager on multiple interplanetary robotic missions; including the Galileo mission to Jupiter, Mars Exploration Rover missions, and the Kepler telescope mission to search for earth-like planets around other stars. Currently, Cox is a Mission Leader on the operations team for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, which landed in August 2012 and has been exploring Mars ever since.
For the presentation, Cox will provide insights about the various missions from her extensive experience, touching on topics such as what it takes to put a robot on another planet, the technological requirements, and the effects on the human being managing the robot. In addition, she will touch upon the
challenges and benefits of having more women the STEM fields.
Such unique discussions and events are continuously organized by the GSC, in an effort to provide new knowledge, stimulate research, aid in student development, and enhance the faculty’s campus experience. It is a leading research center on Global Studies in Kuwait and a vehicle for engaging both internal and external communities through events on stimulating issues.
The lecture will be held on March 6, 2018, on GUST’s campus, room W1-010, at 5:00 pm. For more information, please visit: gsc.gust. edu.kw.