Women in Aerospace: Nagin Cox, NASA Spacecraft Operations Engineer 25 February 2022 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

The Portland State AIAA Student Branch is excited to host Nagin Cox virtually on February 25th! Nagin has been exploring since she decided as a teenager that she wanted to work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She was born in Bangalore, India, and grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nagin has held leadership and system engineering positions on interplanetary robotic missions including the Galileo mission to Jupiter, the Mars Exploration Rovers, the Kepler exoplanet hunter, InSight, the Mars Curiosity Rover and now the 2020 Perseverance Rover. She was also involved in the MOXIE (Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment) team which will prototype making oxygen on Mars from the Martian atmosphere. She is currently a Tactical Mission Lead on the Mars Curiosity Rover as well as the Mars2020 Perseverance Rover.

This event is in collaboration with WIS, SWE, VRS, SHPE, and MENASA Program Initiative and was funded with the help of an AIAA Diversity Grant.