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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
11:00 AM
12:45 PM
12:45 PM CST - 1:45 PM CST | 1 hour

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