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Meet our Mentor!

Julie Montoya
Position: VIIRS lead analyst

Julie Montoya attended Washington University in St. Louis where she earned degrees in Control Systems Engineering. She has worked at Raytheon for 12 years. 
In her current role as VIIRS lead analyst, she is responsible for mathematically analyzing all of the data produced on the ground in test labs. After launch, she is occasionally called on to help with on-orbit anomaly resolution by analyzing data from one to two VIIRS sensors currently orbiting the earth. VIIRS is weather sensor, built for NASA, which captures images to aid in hurricane detection, vegetation monitoring, and fire tracking among other environmental data records.


Behind the Scenes with Julie, VIIRS

Get to know Julie - 21 Questions!

Virtual Clubhouse

Stay at Home with STEM
Do you like to take things apart? Have you ever asked why and how something works? Are you a builder, a problem solver, a maker, a thinker, an innovator? If you answered yes, learn more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through immersive digital experiences, advice from today’s innovators and fun activities for junior high and high school students.

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The final frontier starts on the ground
To get to space, you need launch services and weather forecasting.

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Measuring air quality from space
What a satellite sensor reveals about the air we breathe.

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How a polar satellite sees the world
Raytheon Technologies powers new US weather forecast satellite.

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Where there's smoke
This space-based tech spots wildfires early to help save lives.

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Clubhouse Chat and Q&A

Clubhouse Mentors share their inspirations and amazing achievements, and answer your questions about their jobsWe're excited to offer ASL and Spanish interpretation for our on-demand Clubhouse Chats.

Clubhouse Chat and Q&A with Julie Montoya
Original Broadcasting Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021



Try it at home!

We may not be getting together in person this year, but you won’t miss a thing. 

Activity Demonstration:
Build a Bubble Rocket!

Activity Instructions 

Additional Girls & Science Engagement

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and CBS4 are excited to host the seventh annual Girls & Science event. Explore the many diverse opportunities a future career in science, technology, engineering, arts and math can bring. Girls (and all kids!) and their families will connect and engage with women mentors in STEAM careers through virtual engagement and presentations and hands-on activities anyone can do from home.  Ignite your passion for science! 

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