Every January, Zonta clubs throughout the world celebrate Amelia Earhart. The DC club cancelled the program in January but has rescheduled it for April.
Zonta International was the only non-flying organization that Amelia Earhart joined in her short, intense life. She had been a member of the Zonta Club of New York, USA, since 1930 when she disappeared on July 2, 1937 while attempting to be the first pilot to circle the world by air at the equator. The following year, Zonta International vowed to honor her memory with a scholarship for women graduate students in engineering.
April Amelia Earhart Program - Virtual
April 7, 2021, 7:00 PM
Our guest speaker was Dr. Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle. She is a Planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) and is the principal investigator of the Dragonfly mission to Titan. She earned her undergraduate degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. After earning her Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona in 1998, Turtle worked at the university in the Department of Planetary Sciences and at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona. She joined the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006.
Dr. Turtle was an associate of the imaging team on the Galileo mission and is currently an associate of the imaging and RADAR teams on the Cassini mission. She also serves as a co-investigator working with the camera on board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. She has co-authored many scholarly articles about planetary impact features, surface processes, and planetary imaging and mapping.
Zoom information will be sent to club members and other interested in the presentation.