Cara Dodge

Cara Dodge

Appearing: Saturday, Sunday

Cara Dodge is the Engagement Lead and Exhibit Manager at NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley. Over her 15-year career, she has enjoyed working with experts from across the agency as well as various science-focused institutions to develop meaningful experiences that connect NASA with its most important stakeholder: the public. Her most recent project was NASA's newest Visitor Center at Chabot Space and Science Center, which opened in November of 2021. Previously, she explored the potential within exhibition and experience design through her masters program, earning both an MA in Museum Studies and a Masters in Business Administration from John F Kennedy University. Her Master’s Thesis "Humor me a moment: The power of humor in science museums," explored how positive emotions, like humor, can be impactful for individuals, even those who are perhaps not interested in science. This continues to motivate her to explore how to connect people with science, as trying new and innovative techniques can have powerful results.

Silicon 2022

Creating The Improbable.

We believe in every single person’s ability to create the improbable and to learn about themselves and the world in the process. Like any artifact worth searching for, sometimes all it takes is a bit of digging in the right place to find your unique ability. We seek to aid in this endeavor.

At SiliCon with Adam Savage, our goal is to bring together people who have long histories of creating, from filmmakers and actors, to artists, authors, engineers, scientists, technologists, and makers to share their creativity and enthusiasm. We know that the sum of all this interaction is greater than its individual parts. We celebrate the spark we get when we meet new people, surmount new challenges, exult and share with each other.

Adam Savage | SiliCon Creative Director