We are pleased that Dr. Amy Mainzer will be speaking at our event in May! Dr. Mainzer is the Principal Investigator of NEOWISE, a mission studying asteroids and comets using the reactivated Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite and run from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. She is also the Principal Investigator of Near Earth Object Camera (NEOCam), a proposed NASA Discovery mission selected for extended Phase A study in January 2017. In 2012, Dr. Mainzer was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal. Her research interests include asteroids, brown dwarfs, planetary atmospheres, debris disks, star formation, and the design and construction of new ground- and space-based instrumentation. Dr. Mainzer has appeared a number of times in the History Channel series The Universe and events hosted by NASA TV.