ROADS Challenge “Meet a NASA Expert” — Joanna Hogancamp

The fourth of our opportunities for ROADS teams to Meet a NASA Expert will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13! We’re pleased to have Joanna Hogancamp join us.  Joanna is a geoscienst working for Geocontrols Systems Inc at NASA’s Astromaterials Research and Exploraon Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX. At ARES, Joanna is part of the Mars research group and conducts laboratory experiments that aim to beer understand data from the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on the Curiosity rover. Joanna is a collaborator on the SAM and Mars Science Lab (MSL) science teams and is a Payload Uplink Lead on the SAM operaons team. Joanna received a bachelors in geological sciences from State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master’s of Science in geological sciences at The University of Alabama. Joanna is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Houston and is studying maran surface geology.

This talk will briefly discuss methane detecon on Mars, the current Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on the Curiosity rover, and how our research in a laboratory at JSC works to understand and interpret evolved gases on Mars.

There will be time for Q&A with students after Joanna’s talk!

You can join us two ways:
1) The meeting will be an online live meeting using zoom. To access both audio and video, join the meeting using this link: We recommend taking a few minutes prior to the meeting time to set up Zoom so that you don’t miss the first few minutes of the chat!

To listen to the audio only, use either of these access phone numbers:
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2) View the recording on our YouTube channel: It may take a day or two for us to process the video and upload it, but you can subscribe to our YouTube channel or follow our Facebook page to be alerted when the video goes online.


Feb 13 2020


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MEC Location