22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Catherine Bateson

How to build a Mars Rover: Discover how we in the UK are building the first European rover to send to Mars and search for signs of life.

My background is in Mathematics, I studied at the University of Bath for 4 years earning an undergraduate masters MMath. I joined Airbus Defence and Space as a Graduate Production Scheduler in Sept 2012, and have worked as a Production Scheduler since. This role involves scheduling projects currently in manufacture, analysing how the work is progressing and managing resources. This is a dynamic and inspiring area to work in because it is constantly changing and you never what challenges you will face next. As well as my day-to-day work, I have a keen interest in engineering and Outreach activities. It’s very motivating to get the chance to talk about what we do, to inspire the next generation and show how cool engineering and space is! Title: