NASA Research Scientist Who Worked on Rosetta Comet Landing to Speak at the Maricopa Community Colleges Lecture Series Februry 18

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Dr. Claudia Alexander, who worked on the U.S. team that landed a probe on the Rosetta Comet in 2014, will speak as part of the Maricopa Community Colleges Honors Forum Lecture Series. Dr. Claudia Alexander is a research scientist specializing in geophysics and planetary science.

Dr. Claudia Alexander

Dr. Claudia Alexander

Dr. Claudia Alexander, who worked on the U.S. team that landed a probe on the Rosetta Comet in 2014, will speak as part of the Maricopa Community Colleges Honors Forum Lecture Series. Dr. Claudia Alexander is a research scientist specializing in geophysics and planetary science. Dr. Alexander has worked for the United States Geological Survey and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

As a member of the technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she was the last project manager of NASA’s Galileo mission to Jupiter, and is currently the project manager and scientist of NASA’s role in the European lead Rosetta mission to study Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Dr. Claudia Alexander, NASA Research Scientist:
“NASA's collaboration with the European Space Agency for the Rosetta Mission to a Comet: Frontiers of Exploration for both Small Bodies, and International Collaboration in Space.”

Feb. 18, from 7:00 – 8:00pm
Mesa Community College - Performing Arts Center
1520 South Longmore, Mesa, AZ ‎85202
(The Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center is located the Southeast Corner of Campus, at the intersection of South Longmore and Rt. 60)

Each year, Maricopa Community Colleges hosts the series, bringing in internationally recognized speakers based on a theme. This year’s theme is Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration.

The Maricopa Community Colleges system includes 10 colleges – Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale and South Mountain. It also includes the Maricopa Skill Center, Southwest Skill Center, Maricopa Corporate College and several satellite campuses and business/industry, technical and customized training institutes. The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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