Posted on: September 15, 2019 Posted by: aristotle Comments: 0

Famous female scientist Joy Crisp was born on April 10, 1958 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is a geologist for NASA. She studies Mars and it’s volcanic eruptions, mineralogy and much more. Joy has been a geologist since 2004. She currently works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is part of the Fields of Planetary Science.

When Joy was younger, she attended Carleton College where she earned a bachelors degree in 1979. She later attended Princeton University where she received her master’s degree in 1981 and a PhD in 1984. Soon after she attended UCLA as a researcher where she studied rock formations similar to those found in volcano’s from the Canary Islands.

Joy is a researcher at Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1989. She has worked  on many projects and missions. For example, the Mars Pathfinder, Mars Science Laboratory, and the Mars Sample Return Project. She was also the deputy project scientist of the Mars Exploration Rovers. One of her favorite things to do in NASA is studying about Mars.

Joy Crisp has succeeded as a geologist. She has participated in several NASA missions. She has worked on numerous scientific projects. She has been a leader. Over all, Joy Crisp is a famous scientist because of her many accomplishments. She has also won many awards, such as The JPL Notable Organizational Value-Added Award in 1996 and The Women in Science and Technology Award in 2005 among many others.


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