Jennifer J. Wiseman

NASA GSFC

 How does a child on a rural Ozark farm find a path to astrophysics, science policy, and NASA?   Jennifer will describe how a nurturing community and a deep love of nature propelled her toward opportunities in astronomy and space exploration.   Her initial career interests in human space flight and astronomy broadened into involvement in national science policy, oversight, and public science engagement.  Now as senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope, she will discuss how sharing the excitement and challenges of scientific discovery can inspire many across a broad cultural landscape.   She’ll also show some very cool Hubble images ...