National Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Diana Albarrán Chicas #HispanicHeritageMonth
Diana Albarrán Chicas graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from MIT and is currently the In-Orbit Test Director at Space Systems Loral. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Latinas in STEM Foundation.
Job description: I am responsible for SSL’s antenna subsystem test facility. I lead the team responsible for testing the antenna subsystems before they are integrated on the satellites. The antennas are often referred to as the ears and mouth of the satellites, since that’s what the satellites use to communicate back and forth to earth. Our test facility is the final stop for the antenna subsystems before they are integrated on the satellites.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.