The STEAM Department is hosting STEAM Cafés once a month – a time for students to meet with female leaders in STEM fields and learn about their research or work. STEAM Cafés are a wonderful opportunity to open our students' minds to new careers and introduce students to STEM role models. Also, STEAM Cafés are a great way to invite community members into our building without impacting class schedules or curriculum
This week's STEAM Cafe welcomes Instrument Engineer Dana Manalang. Ms. Manalang earned a B.S. in Ocean Engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology and received her M.S.E.E from UC Berkeley. She has worked as an engineer in such diverse fields as atomic layer deposition, ultra low power wireless mesh networks, and ocean instrumentation. Before joining the Lab, Ms. Manalang was the Lead System Engineer at Fugro Seafloor Surveys, a large, international geotechnical services company. She is also a certified SCUBA diver and has extensive experience in both dockside and marine operations. Ms. Manalang is currently working on the selection of acoustic sensors and instruments for use on the OOI RSN network.