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Kirsi Kuutti

Elise Campbell
Participates in 1 Session

I enjoy tackling technical and communication challenges - with K-12 students and in the flight control training.

Technical Experience

Recent undergraduate grad of the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science with a Computer Science major, and a minor in Computer Engineering.

NASA Mission Control Flight Controller in training in the Environmental Systems Branch.

Developing crew Caution and Warning strategies for the Orion Spacecraft.

Software developer/ integration on my senior design team creating a device that helps first responders navigate Amber Alerts, rubble searches, and active threats. System can identify objects of interest through cinder block, drywall, multiple rooms, and car trunks. Collaborated with local police department, campus police, military professionals, and a graphics design major for usability feedback.

STEAM Outreach Experience

Introduced students to programming for beginners with "Hour of Code'' events. Students dragged and dropped blocks of code on smart boards, instructed a video game hero to mine resources in the computer lab, or used individual devices to create a simple mobile app. 

Created lesson plans integrated with curriculum including; how to design space explorers, space habitats, and their own planet.

Led students in the operation and modification of an underwater robot I built at a summer tech camp. Over several visits, students constructed water collection contraptions for lake pH/mineral testing. Students found that the lake which their school is located by is healthy!

100+ hrs of K - College student instruction experience in STEAM education.

Presented at and attended SEEC 2020 - "Human Space Exploration in Lower Primary Classrooms - Lessons for diverse ages, abilities and budgets".

Sessions in which Kirsi Kuutti participates

Friday 5 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Sessions in which Kirsi Kuutti attends

Thursday 4 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:15 AM
8:15 AM CST - 9:15 AM CST | 1 hour

Dr. Kjell N. Lindgren was selected by NASA in 2009. He spent most of his childhood abroad and returned to the U.S. to complete his education and earn a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Colorado. He is board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine. After serving as the Deputy Crew Surgeon for STS-130 and Expedition 24, he was selected as an astronaut in June 2009 as one of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class. Dr. Lindgren flew on Expedition 44/45 and logged 141 days i...

9:45 AM

Friday 5 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
9:15 AM
9:15 AM CST - 10:45 AM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
Networking Lounges and Tours

Get to go where very few people get to go...The Floor of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center. Talk to experts about Orion! Joshua Santora, Public Affairs Specialist, Launch Commentator, and past SEEC presenter, will provide a LIVE tour through portions of the VAB, where he and two subject matter experts will provide an upd...

11:00 AM
11:00 AM CST - 12:00 PM CST | 1 hour
Networking Lounges and Tours

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of amazing places at JPL and get an unprecedented view from the floor of the JPL clean room!Please click feedback on the side of the page to fill out the survey or by clicking this link.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CST - 1:45 PM CST | 1 hour

Do you want to find out about the latest NASA innovation for human exploration? Then this is the panel for you. Learn about the upcoming Artemis Mission and all of the innovation being developed to explore the Moon and keep our astronauts safe.Dr. Kathleen Boggs serves as the Capability Integration Strategy Lead in Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA. She leads strategic planning for development and demonstrat...

Saturday 6 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
7:00 AM
7:00 AM CST - 11:55 PM CST | 16 hours 55 minutes
Networking Lounges and Tours

ATTENDEES MUST ENTER PASSWORD TO VIEW TOURS:   SEEC2021!Join our virtual tours of Space Center Houston as well as other partner tours.SEEC 2021 Sp...

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CST - 4:15 PM CST | 1 hour

Persevering with innovation is a consistent theme in science fiction and in real life. Join us as author Andy Weir, astronaut Cady Colman, and IntelChief Data Scientist Melvin Greer, discuss ScienceFiction, ScienceFuture, and ScienceNow through the lens of space exploration and Andy’s new book Project Hail Mary.Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowe...