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Dr. Laura White: Aerospace Vehicle Design and Mission Analysis Mathematician, NASA Langley Research Center
Laura White is an Aerospace Engineer at NASA Langley Research Center. She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Arkansas State University in 2013. Her undergraduate research focused on optimal statistical design of experiments for engineering and science applications. In 2018, she received her doctorate in mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For her doctoral research she focused on nonlocal hyperbolic equations and nonlocal Cahn-Hilliard equations. Upon completion of her doctoral program she entered the government workforce at NASA Langley Research center where she applies knowledge from both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She currently works on statistical applications of quantifying uncertainties that exist within the governing mathematical equations of fluid flow around aerospace vehicles. She spends her days trying to answer the question: "Given the assumptions we make to describe this aerodynamic flow, how do we quantify the discrepancy between reality and the mathematical model?". Other areas of interest are in-space robotic assembly and surrogate modeling for database management. She is also passionate about women equality in the workforce and currently serves as the lead of the women's employee resource group at Langley. In her free time, you can find her hiking strenuous trails, rock climbing, running, or quad skating at the local skate park.
Dr. Meghan D. Chandarana: Human/Machine Systems Research Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
Meghan Chandarana is currently a Research Engineer at NASA Ames Research Center in the Intelligent Systems Division. Dr. Chandarana earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.S. and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University also in Mechanical Engineering. During her doctoral studies Dr. Chandarana was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF). Her current research interests include human-robot interaction, human-machine teaming, autonomous multi-agent systems, and swarm robotics.
Angelica Garcia: Simulation and Software Engineer, Virtual Reality Training Facility, CACI | NASA Johnson Space Center
Angelica Garcia is a Simulation and Software Engineer at CACI International supporting NASA Johnson Space Center in the Virtual Reality Training Laboratory. Among other responsibilities, she maintains, deploys and modifies the SAFER Simulation System and the tools used to train astronauts. Angelica holds a Masters in Modeling and Simulation from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.