At NASA, Alum Sara Schnadt is Helping to Figure Out if There’s Life on Mars

Sara Schnadt. Image courtesy of artnet news. Photo Jauren Jeter

Alum Sara Schnadt (MFA 1998) is drawing on her work as a performance artist to support her efforts in building a software platform that disperses data from NASA’s Perseverance rover. “As an artist, you’re trained to focus on the concept and acquire any tools and methodologies to research that idea,” Schnadt said. “You could say that is the core skill set of a conceptual artist. I simply applied all that to this."