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Meetup Rescheduled:

 Unfortunately, our presenter, Blake Crowther, has been called away to support another optical system space launch, so he will now be presenting on June 16, at the same time. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you June 16!

Join MADIA for a virtual Meet-up and Networking with Perseverance Mars Rover developer Synopsys's, Dr. Blake Crowther

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Crowther will discuss "An Inside Look at Optical Design with Mastcam-Z as an Example". Synopsys was a key partner in developing the Mastcam-Z and CacheCam imaging systems on Perseverance. The Mastcam-Z, which functions as the rover's mast-mounted scientific "eyes", is the first zoom lens system in deep space and is capable of generating stereoscopic images and resolving features as small as 3cm from a distance of 100m. Dr. Crowther was particularly involved in developing this lens systems which had to function in the harsh Martian environment as well as survive the journey from Earth and the Mars landing.

Presentation starts at 7:00 p.m. and is preceded by virtual networking at 6:30. Invite your friends and check out the entrepreneurial scene at the heart of San Gabriel Valley.

Hangout on Zoom after the presentation to continue sharing ideas, networking, and enjoying your favorite beverage.

Click the Eventbrite link to join us.

Motiv Space Systems and Synopsis on Mars now

Check out what how two firms in the MADIA region contributed to the Mars Perseverance rover project. Click here for the Motiv Mastcam-Z story and here for the Synopsis part.

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May 16 Event

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Our Mission

To ensure the region's technical, scientific, and industrial workforce is connected and has the tools they need to be successful, MADIA provides educational programs in entrepreneurship, business finance and operations, and technology development and commercialization in settings which encourage networking and collaboration among members.

Who We Are

MADIA Tech Launch Inc. is a career, company, and industry incubator, established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and providing educational services to the region's technical, scientific, and industrial workforce. The region is centered within and surrounding the cities of Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa, and Glendora. Educational programs include, but are not limited to, entrepreneurship, business finance an5 operations, and technology development and commercialization

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