An illustration of NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter flying on Mars

Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars (Illustration): Ingenuity, a technology demonstration experiment, will be the first aircraft to attempt powered, controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity arrived at Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, attached to the belly of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Full image and caption ›

Do you like solving problems, working with other people, and making a difference? Consider a career in engineering! NASA engineers may help build a spacecraft to shoot through our solar system or soar above our home planet, or they may fly a helicopter above Mars. April is the month of Ingenuity—when the Mars Helicopter will attempt its first flight. In our three-part series of live webinars, meet some female engineers working on the helicopter at NASA/JPL, who will explain how they got their start, share useful tips, and take audience questions.

Each episode will include a brief helicopter update, then focus on a specific career planning topic--including how to get into engineering, and the benefits of internships, camps, and clubs.

All webinars start at 1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT.

April 15: Chart Your Path — How to match your interests to career opportunities and plan how to achieve your goals.

April 22: Internships and Other Opportunities — Many companies and institutions, including NASA, offer internships where you can work side-by-side with pros, learning as you go.

April 29: Get Your Ideas Off the Ground — Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Project Manager MiMi Aung and other NASA engineers will explain how they transformed their dreams into reality.


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