We’ll be connected on Mars in no time flat!Dr. Pilar Hau
I didn’t like most popular things in high school like sports or cheerleading or stuff like that. But I liked math and radios and comic books. My friends teased me a little bit but I think they just weren’t as comfortable with themselves as I was with myself.
The summer after I graduated high school a bunch of us went on a hiking trip out in the forest. We wound up in this big, deep valley in the middle of nowhere.That would have been fine until a girl on the trip fell down a hill and really hurt her leg. Our phones had no signals and we couldn’t reach anyone for help. Even my “nerdy” walkie-‐talkie didn’t work. The signal kept bouncing off of the steep valley walls.
Everyone panicked and thought we were doomed! But I knew there had to be something we could do. If the valley walls were blocking my signal, then I needed to get above the valley walls. After doing a little math to make sure of the height and signal angles, I climbed a fire tower in the forest and re-‐transmitted my call for help. I got through!
Pretty soon an emergency rescue crew found us and helped the injured girl. All thanks to my “nerdy” interests. I still got teased sometimes, but I didn’t care. I’d saved a life! And these days? People admire me. And why wouldn’t they? I’m awesome.
|What I Do||Work with scientists and engineers to design, install and maintain communication systems on Mars Bases|
M.S. Telecommunications Studies
|Skills||Voice transmission, cellular capabilities, data communication, cable-to-modem communication, and satellite communication capabilities|
|Interests||Reading comic books|
Assembling electronic devices