Tannen VanZwieten, 31, a native of Pompano Beach, Fla., began her NASA career in 2008. She has an extensive educational background, with bachelor's and master's degrees in ocean engineering from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton; a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Central Florida in Orlando; and a doctorate degree in electrical engineering, with an emphasis on controls, from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. While a student at the University of Wyoming, VanZwieten connected with NASA through the Graduate Student Researchers Program. "This project has been fantastic. It's exciting to push the envelope of what's used for human spaceflight by developing and incorporating what we believe is a better, safer algorithm."
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