Aerospace Systems and Technology

Wednesday, February 5, is the Aerospace Systems and Technology Workshop.  This workshop is taking place on location at Northrop Grumman – E2 Building (NOT the Police/Fire Conference Room). 

Start Time:  4:30 (optional)/5:00pm at the very latest – The earlier you come, the more time you can spend at the interactive Northrop Grumman Museum, which is truly mind-boggling and amazing. We need everyone to arrive BEFORE 5pm for the security clearance process we all go through, as we will be touring and meeting in restricted areas of Northrop Grumman.  Once you have your badge, you can take a very cool self-guided tour through the Museum… it is very worth the early arrival! If you can’t arrive until 5:00pm please let us know so we can make arrangements. 

If you are 18 and older you must bring your driver’s license or another type of photo ID with you, and if you are a non-US citizen, please bring your passport.

Meet Up Location:  Lobby of the E2 Building – a large white 11 story tall building with Northrop Grumman emblazoned across the top.

Aerospace Systems and Technology Workshop – We will begin with an overview of Northrop Grumman, a leading aerospace and defense company. Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of their customers worldwide, and creating and delivering advanced systems, products and services. The company overview will be followed by a presentation on Cyber Security. We will then have the privilege of a behind-the-scenes restricted tour of the James Webb Space Telescope (no photography allowed) and a workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in aerospace and defense over dinner. We will conclude the evening with an interactive project involving a case study on the ethics of AI.  We have two amazing presenters lined up, Mary Wang and Krystal Puga, (bios attached below) to cover each of the exciting areas. There will also be a few recent Mira Costa alums/Northrop Grumman engineers who will accompany us throughout the evening. The evening promises to be filled with awe inspiring research, exploration and technology. If you would like to learn about the Telescope ahead of time, below are links and sources of information. 

NASA blurb: 

Short Video: Beach Reporter Article: 

Directions: The best way to get there is to head east on Marine Avenue, cross Aviation Blvd., and at the traffic light, make a right at Simon Ramo Drive. After you enter the Simon Ramo Drive, make an immediate left to go around the E2 building to the parking lot between the E2 and M2 buildings. Students and adults attending Wednesday’s workshop should park anywhere they can find unmarked, available parking in between the E2 and M2 buildings. (See map below)