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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Field Trip - Tuesday, October 15, 8am-1pm. 

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a unique national research facility that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions. JPL helped open the Space Age by developing America's first Earth-orbiting science satellite, creating the first successful interplanetary spacecraft, and sending robotic missions to study all the planets in the solar system as well as asteroids, comets and Earth's moon. In addition to its missions, JPL developed and manages NASA's Deep Space Network, a worldwide system of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft.

JPL is a federally funded research and development center managed for NASA by Caltech. From the long history of leaders drawn from the university's faculty to joint programs and appointments, JPL's intellectual environment and identity are profoundly shaped by its role as part of Caltech.

Today JPL continues its world-leading innovation, implementing programs in planetary exploration, Earth science, space-based astronomy and technology development, while applying its capabilities to technical and scientific problems of national significance. JPL technology developed to enable new missions is also applied on Earth to benefit our everyday lives.

This trip is limited to the first 36 participants. The tour duration is 2-2.5 hours with a walking distance of approximately 0.8 miles with multiple flights of stairs. A finalized roster of attendees needs to be submitted one month prior to the date of the trip. Any guest not on the finalized roster will NOT be allowed entry. JPL requires that all U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, present official, government issued photo identification (driver's license or passport) before being allowed entry. All non-U.S. Citizens 18 years of age or older must present a passport or resident visa (green card) before being allowed entry.

Please email the form to by September 10 to reserve your spot! Or you can drop off your form to Faye Epps in PS111. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of your reservation. Please include your country of citizenship on the form.

16th Annual MESA Student Leadership Conference - October 25-26
- Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento.

The MESA Student Leadership Conference (SLC) bridges students from college to career, empowering them with the soft skills they need to succeed in industry careers. Interaction with corporate representatives inspires them to effectively lead, within their universities, communities and professional lives. More than 200 hand-picked engineering and computer science students and industry professionals attend this premier event. SLC showcases the future of diversity in STEM leadership. 

Event Highlights:

  • Skills workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Idea Accelerator challenge
  • Career fair
  • VIP industry and alumni reception

Sponsorship Highlights:

  • Access the best future STEM leaders
  • Invest in your company’s talent pipeline
  • Demonstrate industry thought leadership
  • Engage employees through giving back
  • Inspire and be inspired!