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Director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)

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Dr. Michael M. Watkins became Director of JPL on July 1, 2016. In this role he also serves as a vice president of the California Institute of Technology, which staffs and manages JPL for NASA. Watkins, an engineer and scientist, previously was on the staff of JPL for 22 years. In 2015-16 he spent a year at the University of Texas at Austin, where he held the Clare Cockrell Williams Chair in Engineering and was director of the university’s Center for Space Research. Watkins served as project scientist for the GRACE, GRAIL and GRACE Follow-On missions. He was an originator of the concept for the GRACE mission, which uses a pair of Earth-orbiting satellites to make detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field anomalies.

Watkins holds bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published in both engineering and science, contributed more than 100 conference presentations, and serves or served on the boards of numerous international scientific and engineering societies. In addition, he has taught estimation, filtering theory and system engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and at Caltech.

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Michael M. Watkins

Director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)

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Michael M. Watkins Biography

Dr. Michael M. Watkins became Director of JPL on July 1, 2016. In this role he also serves as a vice president of the California Institute of Technology, which staffs and manages JPL for NASA. Watkins, an engineer and scientist, previously was on the staff of JPL for 22 years. In 2015-16 he spent a year at the University of Texas at Austin, where he held the Clare Cockrell Williams Chair in Engineering and was director of the university’s Center for Space Research. Watkins served as project scientist for the GRACE, GRAIL and GRACE Follow-On missions. He was an originator of the concept for the GRACE mission, which uses a pair of Earth-orbiting satellites to make detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field anomalies.

Watkins holds bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published in both engineering and science, contributed more than 100 conference presentations, and serves or served on the boards of numerous international scientific and engineering societies. In addition, he has taught estimation, filtering theory and system engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and at Caltech.

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  • The Mars 2020 Mission and Robotic Exploration at JPL / Caltech
    Over the last 50 years, JPL spacecraft have visited every planet in our solar system, and we have had continuous robotic presence on the surface of...
  • Michael Watkins Interview with Evan Smith
    His feet may be on the ground, but his head is definitely on another planet. For the Mars mission, Dr. Watkins' team provided trajectory design,...

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  • How much does it cost to book Michael M. Watkins?

    Booking fees for Michael M. Watkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael M. Watkins, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael M. Watkins?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael M. Watkins for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael M. Watkins for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael M. Watkins or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael M. Watkins or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • The Mars 2020 Mission and Robotic Exploration at JPL / Caltech
    Over the last 50 years, JPL spacecraft have visited every planet in our solar system, and we have had continuous robotic presence on the surface of Mars for over 20 years. Michael Watkins, Caltech...
    Michael Watkins Interview with Evan Smith
    His feet may be on the ground, but his head is definitely on another planet. For the Mars mission, Dr. Watkins' team provided trajectory design, navigation design, mission operations, Entry Descent...

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