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Black History Month 2023 Keynote: Moogega Cooper
Add to Calendar 2023-02-23T22:00:00 2023-02-23T23:30:00 UTC Black History Month 2023 Keynote: Moogega Cooper

Location: Berg Auditorium (100 Huck Life Sciences Building)

Huck Life Sciences Building
Start DateThu, Feb 23, 2023
5:00 PM
End DateThu, Feb 23, 2023
6:30 PM
Presented By
Moogega Cooper

Diversity in STEAM from a Real-Life Guardian of the Galaxy

Event Series: Black History Month Events
Moogega Cooper.
Moogega Cooper, trailblazing engineer of the famed Mars rover Perseverance mission for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Keynote Lecture with Moderated Q and A

6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Reception/Photos

Moogega “Moo” Cooper inspires others with her love of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), her personal journey and the obstacles she overcame, and her fascinating tales of what it’s like to be a real-life guardian of the galaxy—holding the awesome responsibility of keeping the red planet safe from Earth’s contaminants. She also shares how important it is for people from diverse backgrounds to become the next generation of leaders in the fields of science and technology.

Cosponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science, the Colleges of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, and Agricultural Sciences, the Office of Educational Equity, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, and supported by the John M. Chemerda Lectures in Science

This lecture is hosted by the Penn State Eberly College of Science Office of Diversity and Inclusion and is funded largely by the John M. Chemerda Lectures in Science, named in honor of John M. Chemerda, a developmental chemist who earned his bachelor's degree at Penn State in 1935. Chemerda was honored with Penn State's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1978 for his "inspired research techniques and laboratory wizardry." The lectures are supported by a grant from Chemerda's former employer, Merck & Co., Inc., and made in connection with an award conferred on Chemerda by Merck's board of directors.

You can attend in-person, or virtually via Zoom: Register here