Fireside Chat with Emily Newman

About the Fireside Chat with Emily Newman

On March 6, 2021, STEM Potential hosted a 1-hour fireside chat with Emily Newman, a software engineer who works at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and contributed to the recent Mars Rover landing.

Who is Emily Newman?

Emily grew up in Ann Arbor, MI, and she graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2019 with a BS in Computer Science and Robotics. She’s been working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a software engineer since August 2019. At JPL she worked on the EDL Telemetry Visualization which made use of spacecraft telemetry to show Perseverance landing on Mars in real time. She was on site for the landing to monitor the visualization server and respond to any issues that could have occurred. She is also in training to be a Rover Planner for Curiosity, the other rover currently active on Mars. Rover planners are the people who create the sequence of commands that Curiosity will carry out each day - essentially, they drive the rover. Emily’s hobbies include puzzle hunts, video games, and being incredibly bad at League of Legends.