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Making the Workforce Great Again: The Millennial Work Ethic

Jenna has more irons in the fire than anyone I know. She’s a serial innovator, working with many startups like Wonghaus, (The parent company of those that make the Meme Bible) hosts a very famous blog on Tumblr, and does data visualization, content creation, graphic design, and makes memes (of course) for NASA...

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Robotics a leaping-off point

for BHS grad

Until knee problems ended Jenna Kay Foertsch’s volleyball career at Burnsville High School, she hadn’t thought much about FIRST Robotics. She saw team members heading down to the basement after school. A joiner by nature, Foertsch eventually followed...

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INTRODUCING THE 2019 CLASS OF BROOKE OWENS FELLOWS: 38 EXTRAORDINARY UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN EARN TOP JOBS, EXECUTIVE MENTORS

Today, the Brooke Owens Fellowship announced its newest class of “Brookies,” a cohort of extraordinary undergraduate women in aerospace selected for their professional aptitude, their creativity, their leadership ability, and their commitment to serving their communities. These 38 young leaders—currently completing their bachelor’s degrees at universities in nineteen states plus the District of Columbia—have been paired with jobs at the nation’s leading aerospace companies and organizations, as well as executive level mentors committed to helping the Fellows achieve their considerable potential.

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NASA Announces Winners of First Digital Transformation Hackathon

Winning Team: The Xterrestrial team’s key deliverable was a compelling 7-by-7 digital transformation culture action matrix to address seven plain-English barriers and achieve seven tangible real-world goals that will move NASA’s digital transformation culture forward.

 

Team members:

  • Kevin Antcliff, Langley Research Center

  • Nick Skytland, Johnson

  • Adrianne Blume, Johnson

  • Jenna Foertsch, Johnson

  • Holly Kurth, Johnson

  • Kathryn Mays, Johnson

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Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Honors Teachers, Fundraises for Global Education Nonprofit

The Christa McAuliffe Silver Dollar will help raise funds for FIRST initiatives that have already had a life-changing impact on students, furthering its reach and impact worldwide. Jenna Kay Foertsch, a FIRST alum, once wandered into a robot-building workshop at her high school in Burnsville, Minnesota and never looked back.

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The Summer of Mars: Perseverance & Ingenuity

In this episode our panel discusses NASA's upcoming Perseverance mission, including its passenger Ingenuity, the first ever helicopter designed to fly on Mars. Targeted for launch in July 2020, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will seek signs of past life, set aside a returnable cache with the most compelling rock core and soil samples, and demonstrate technology needed for the future exploration of Mars.