Jon Nguyen is an award winning aeronautics and graphics engineer at NASA.

Why you should listen

Jon Nguyen is the Visualization Software Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He graduated from UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science in June 2009 with a B.S. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and served as the Chairman of the student branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at UCLA. In 2008, Jon began working at NASAJPL as an academic part-time engineer in the Mars Science Laboratory project. He is now the principal architect and lead programmer for "Eyes on the Solar System" and has won several awards for his work at NASA, including the Mariner Individual Contribution Award.

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