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IGNITION SERIES: Getting comfortable being uncomfortable

Date: 19 October 2017

Time: Doors open 6pm to 7:30pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

Ignition series inspiring young people to connect to science

IGNITION SERIES: Presentations for 16-25 year olds, interested in all things science.

Hannah Scherer will share her STEM journey from high school, through to university, and onto her career at Northrop Grumman in the aerospace & defence industry. Through her talk, she will discuss a key pillar of her personal and professional life: getting comfortable being uncomfortable. She will share stories from throughout her career and how she has navigated this constant challenge along with lessons learned, in hopes that it will inspire and encourage others to embrace this mindset.

About Hannah Scherer

Hannah works for Northrop Grumman and is based in Adelaide, South Australia. In her current role she works as an Australian Aerospace Programs Technical Lead, focusing on the future Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) capability.

Prior to her position in Australia, she held various roles in space vehicle systems engineering in Redondo Beach, CA, most recently working as a lead spacecraft systems engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope project. She is passionate about STEM outreach, having led the Northrop Grumman High School Innovation Challenge (HSIC) for multiple years which aims to develop and foster the next generation of engineers and scientists, and participation in various mentorship and outreach programs.

Hannah holds a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a master's degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

University of Adelaide branding IGNITION Series proudly supported by Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Science, University of Adelaide.

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