The SWE Get Science, Engineering and Technology or “GetSET” program was started in 1992 and introduces high school girls from underrepresented groups to STEM careers. In this four-year program, the girls spend a week each summer at a university, learning through a variety of engineering and science workshops, competitions, and tours. The program is staffed by volunteers, and I’ve had a lot of fun mentoring with this program. The first workshop […]

One of the perks of working at CalTech was the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of astrophysicists and engineers at the Hawthorne SpaceX facility!  Elon Musk gave a talk and did a Q&A session for us before we went on a tour of the facility.  No photos were allowed, sadly, but they snapped this for us at the end of the tour.