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Operation #PolarEye

Operation #PolarEye – Working to save polar bear habitats.

In 2017, Northrop Grumman and San Diego Zoo Global planned a research mission to map Arctic sea ice formations in hopes of learning more about the polar bear’s dynamic and declining habitat.

During the mission, named Operation #PolarEye, the team used a customized unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to provide a more detailed, finer-scale view of sea ice habitat, and to observe polar bears without disturbing the animals or posing a risk to humans. Charlie Welch, Operation #PolarEye technical lead for Northrop Grumman will discuss how the team spent 10 days collecting data at a remote facility 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of the town of Churchill, Manitoba.

Check out the trailer, here.

#STEM Style

#STEM Style – Explore how “STEM empowers your knowledge, STYLE empowers your expression,”

Mimi Irvin is far from ordinary. She has B.S in Electrical Engineering from Southern University and A&M College and has over 14 years experience as an engineer. Mimi is currently a project engineer with Fluor Corporation and the owner of an online fashion boutique.

She has been recognized as 2017 Houston’s Most Influential Trailblazer, 2017 Top 20 under 40 professionals in ENR (Engineering News Record) Magazine, and 2016 Houston’s Most Fashionable.

Mimi has embarked on an amazing new platform “got STEM Style?” which evolved from the 2018 DiscoverE Global Marathon panel discussion entitled Creative Engineer (right brain meets left brain).