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Dr Katie Stack Morgan

NASA Research Scientist

Dr Katie Stack Morgan is a research scientist and Mars geologist based in the USA.  She is currently working in partnership with NASA across a variety of projects, including Mars 2020 and the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission. 

About Dr Katie Stack Morgan

In 2008, Dr Katie graduated with a BA in Geology and Astronomy from Williams College. She also secured her MSc and PhD in Geology from Caltech in 2011 and 2015 respectively.

Dr Katie is currently a research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, whilst also working as  the Deputy Project Scientist of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Additionally, Dr Katie is  a participating scientist on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover mission.

For her work on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover mission, Dr Katie was named on the 2013 Forbes List of 30 Under 30. She has also received several NASA Group Achievement Awards and the NASA Software of the Year Award.

Dr Katie’s research focuses on the Martian sedimentary rock record using orbiter and rover image data to understand the ancient surface processes on Mars.

The Global Classroom are thrilled to welcome Dr Katie Stack Morgan to our eighth digital classroom – The Big Picture – on Tuesday 8th June at 16:30 BST.

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