Mars Science Lab Engineer Diana Trujillo

ISBN-10: 1467797219
ISBN-13: 9781467797214
Author: Cornell, Kari
Interest Level: 2-5
Publisher: Lerner

Publication Date: January 2016

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 32

Series: STEM Trailblazer Bios

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Interest Level

Grades 2-5

Reading Level

Guided Reading: T
Lexile: 880L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science

When Diana Trujillo was little, working for NASA was her greatest dream. She loved to gaze at the stars in the sky. She also enjoyed math and art. Then she learned that engineers use math and art in their work. So Trujillo decided to be a NASA engineer. Although she didn't speak English, she was determined to live her dream. Trujillo believed in herself enough to move from Colombia to the United States to learn English. After years of hard work, she earned a degree in aerospace engineering. She quickly got a job at NASA and worked on the Mars rover Curiosity. She became the lead engineer on her team. Today, Trujillo is a mentor to other women and immigrants. She is also a role model to young scientists. She believes everyone can find a connection between what they love and science.
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