May 9th, 2013
Beat the Summer heat with movies at the Hub. The JPL Library and Archives is screening several movies during the Summer months. Here is a tentative schedule, check back for more details.
June 25 & June 27, 12:00-1:30 pm, “The American Rocketeer”
July 1 & July 3, 12:00-1:00 pm, “Explorer One”
July 9 & July 11, 12:00-1:00 pm, “Destination Moon”
July 16 & July 19, 12:00-1:30 pm, “The Changing Face of Mars”
July 30 & Aug 2, 12:00-1:00 pm, “Ring World: The Story of Cassini”
May 7th, 2013
Deborah Sigel (385) will give an informal talk on how engineers can become credentialed teachers in the public schools in LA County via the Regional Occupational Program (ROP). The ROP program encourages industry members, like engineers, to teach in their respective fields. As a result the credentialing process is streamlined from what regular educators go through. Requirements to become a teacher, the credentialing process, and local opportunities for engineers to teach engineering will be discussed.
Deborah is a mechanical engineer in 385. She has taught a high school engineering class at Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta for the past 2 years, while working at JPL. She holds a Career Technical Education (CTE) preliminary teaching credential via the ROP program. For more information about the ROP program, please contact Deborah directly via JPL email.
April 9th, 2013
Advanced Google Searching: How to Improve your Search Results and Save your Time
You “google” all the times, but are you satisfied with the results you find? Do you usually just look at the first three results? If you don’t see what you are looking for, what do you do? Do you want to be more effective when you use Google? Are there tips for getting better results? If you are interested in any of these questions, this is the workshop for you.
The class will assume some familiarity with Google search, but will also cover a review of basic techniques. The focus will be on improving your search results, and ideas to save you time in finding hard to locate technical information.
At the end of the class, you will learn:
- Ways to improve the accuracy of your Google search results,
- How to find “hard to find” information,
- How to find the needle in a haystack,
- How to locate technical information,
- How to search for images.
April 9th, 2013
Dan Goods, Visual Strategist of Section 312 (Mission Systems Concepts), will speak Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Hub, 111-104.
Bringing back extinct animals, 15 year olds inventing cancer detectors, human beatboxers… These are just some of the “Ideas Worth Spreading” that you might hear at a TED conference. Dan Goods has been fortunate enough to attend a few of these events over the years as a volunteer, attendee, and even showing artwork related to JPL missions. Come for a special showing of a few of this years unreleased talks. Learn the difference between TED and TED Active/Global/Africa/X events. And get some history and back story to this global phenomenon.
For information on the JPL Stories series, contact Teresa Bailey at 4-9233.