an Explore Mars Event

May 16-18, 2023

The National Academy of Sciences Building

Washington D.C.

Adeena Mignogna

Northrop Grumman Corporation | Systems & Software Engineer | Science Fiction Author | STEM Speaker

Adeena Mignogna is on a quest to encourage others to develop a love of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math… through a love of science fiction!

Adeena is a physicist and astronomer (by degree) working in aerospace as a software engineer and manager. More importantly, she’s a long-time science fiction geek with a strong desire to inspire others through writing about robots, aliens, artificial intelligence, computers, longevity, exoplanets, virtual reality, and more.

This is what Adeena thinks she would look like if she were a cartoon. When they make the animated version of her life, this is how she wants to appear.

Adeena’s favorite color: purple*
Adeena’s favorite fruit: blueberries
Adeena’s favorite old-school sci-fi author: Asimov (surprised?)
Adeena’s favorite ST:DS9 episode: ‘Trials and Tribble-ations’
Adeena’s favorite object in the solar system (not on Earth): Titan
Adeena’s favorite paradox: Zeno’s
Adeena’s favorite AI: ST:TNG’s Data
Kirk or Picard? Adeena sees no reason to choose. She loves them both, just in different ways.
Adeena’s oldest child says that she should declare him her favorite kiddo. Her youngest is too young to know what he’s saying.
Adeena’s favorite list: Wikipedia’s lists of lists of lists
Adeena’s favorite theoretical subatomic particle: Graviton
Adeena’s favorite Boson: The Higgs Boson (of course, duh!)
Adeena’s favorite yoga pose: Child’s pose
Adeena’s favorite hot beverage: coffee, black, strong

* which results in ‘purple kisses’ from her toddler