Natalie is a Rocket Scientist and Explorer. Extraordinary experiences have shaped her dreams of becoming an astronaut; whether learning to fly, driving a solar-powered car across North America, or building space robotics. Natalie was recently named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network, a Forbes 30 under 30 2015, and “a vocal advocate for women in technology” by The Financial Post. Dare to achieve the impossible!
I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish, B.C. The motivation: how can we empower more women to participate in outdoor sports? Our conversations centered around celebrating our humanity rather than celebrity, and creating safe and welcoming spaces for people and underrepresented groups to participate in the outdoors. There are barriers to entry in outdoor pursuits, but also barriers along the pipeline. It is not enough… Read More
This article is a great read on the European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover program. The rover is scheduled to launch in 2020, with a Canadian built chassis and locomotion system: essentially the frame of the rover with its legs, wheels, motors, and sensors that allow it to deploy, drive, and steer on Mars. The article shows a cool video of one of the prototypes used for testing, as well as a time lapse… Read More
A quick note to all the young people out there passionate about the world, whom are curious, whom might be interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: I want to talk about something that has been on my mind for the past few weeks. A friend recently reached out to see if I would connect with an amazing young woman pursuing a love for space and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)…. Read More