Today we’re celebrating the bright, talented, and accomplished MIT Systems Engineer Yari Golden-Castaño.
Earlier this year, she was featured in a piece from Bustle titled 10 Women In STEM To Know About For Women’s History Month 2019.
Yari Golden-Castaño is one of the 100 finalists for the Mars One project, which aims to select the first 24 settlers on Mars. Golden-Castaño herself is an MIT engineer specializing in laser communication, the main technique Mars settlers will use to reach Earth once a colony is formed.
“I’m not a fool, I understand the risks of landing and not landing, but it’s so worth it. It’s part of the mission,” she told Boston University’s Daily Free Press in 2018. The private space flight will hopefully launch for Mars in 2031, and if selected, Golden-Castaño — and her husband Daniel, also a finalist — will spend the remainder of her life on Mars. Changing our world and other planets.
Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Today, in honor of Ada Lovelace, the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas” alongside historical women that have made impacts in science and math.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.