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Starmus Speakers at AUA: Nagin Cox

September 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm +04

Starmus Nagin Cox September 6 American University of Armenia

About the Event:

Starmus VI Armenia is here! As the official university partner of Starmus International Festival, a global celebration of science and art aimed at inspiring and educating the next generation of explorers and regenerating the spirit of discovery, AUA will host several world-renown scientists.
On September 6, within the scope of the festival, Nagin Cox, systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will visit AUA to deliver a presentation titled “Dare Mighty Things” followed by a “Fireside Chat” in which she will speak about space exploration and how everyone — not just scientists — can play an active role.

Nagin Cox’s AUA Visit Schedule:

  • 11:30am-12:00pm Talk
  • 12:00pm-12:45pm Fireside Chat with Naira Hovakimyan
  • 12:45pm-13:00pm Audience Q&A

Registration is required. Please register here.

About the Speaker:

Nagin Cox is a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is currently a Tactical Mission manager on both the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover and the Mars Curiosity Rover. Nagin has held leadership and system engineering positions on interplanetary robotic missions, such as the Galileo mission to Jupiter, the Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity), the Kepler exoplanet hunter, the Mars Curiosity Rover, and the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover. Her background includes space systems experience in civilian, commercial, and military space covering development, testing, and operations of project systems, flight systems, mission systems, and payloads for earth orbiting and deep space operations. She was the successful step1 proposal manager for InSight Mars Lander launched in 2018 as part of NASA’s Discovery Program. She is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, as well as the Bruce Murray Award for Exceptional Public Outreach in its inaugural year of 2014. Nagin holds an M.S. in Space Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology. From Cornell University, she received a B.S. in Operations Research/Industrial Engineering as well as a B.A. in Psychology. She was formerly a system engineer for IBM and served in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years, including as a space operations officer at NORAD/US Space Command. 

Language: English


September 6
11:30 am - 1:00 pm +04
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