about the Speaker:
Kobie Boykins
NASA Engineer
Kobie Boykins is a principal mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Boykins graduated Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, before joining JPL.
In more than 25 years at the lab, he has worked on the Pathfinder mission, built the solar arrays for the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, led the mobility and remote sensing teams for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, Curiosity, and is serving as Chief Engineer on the Europa Clipper team.
In 2013, Boykins received a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, one of the highest honors given to NASA employees and contractors.
Photo by Will Young
Kobie Boykins onstage.