The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Speaker program, connected the NASA experts with the Ambato branch of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador for their participation at the Conference.
Quito, October 17, 2022. Rosa Avalos-Warren and Sandra Cauffman, two American women experts at NASA, will collaborate and participate as speakers in a presentation on “Space taking care of the world,” as part of the “Science, Society and University Research” VII International Conference to be held at the Ambato branch of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCESA) on Tuesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 20.
The U.S. Embassy in Ecuador, through the U.S. Speaker program, connected the NASA experts with PUCESA to facilitate their participation in the conference. The U.S. Speaker program seeks to disseminate knowledge, build mutual understanding, and build bonds of friendship across the world. In addition, it seeks to link experts with other specialists, researchers, teachers, and students.
These American experts’ participation in a conference on climate change is one of the main events of the congress. Both speakers will talk about women with careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and NASA’s role in the fight against climate change. They will also participate in an EducationUSA event on Tuesday, October 18 at PUCESA with students from Ambato who are interested in pursuing STEM careers in the United States.
Sandra Cauffman is the Deputy Director of the Astrophysics Division of the Science Mission Directorate. She manages NASA’s Earth Sciences portfolio, including technology development, applied science, research, and the implementation and operation of missions to find more Earth-like planets in the universe. Rosa Avalos-Warren is an Aerospace Engineer at NASA, and the Director of Robotics and Launch Vehicles at the Goodard Space Flight Center. As part of her work, she has participated in exploration missions on Mars such as the Artemis project, and advocates for future generations to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Those interested in the “Science, Society and University Research” VII International Conference can find more information here, or visit the Ambato branch of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador’s webpage. To learn more about EducationUSA’s services in Ecuador, visit their website and social networks: Facebook and Instagram.