Above: Aaron Roth configures a 3D imaging camera system during his summer internship at PISCES in 2017.

Former PISCES intern and Waiakea High School graduate Aaron Roth has landed a position working for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Roth will begin his employment after he graduates in May 2019, earning a degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

Aaron has been interning with NASA JPL to develop systems for the agency’s next major robotics mission to Mars, the Mars 2020 rover. He was testing systems software programs that process data received from robots on Mars to ensure they are functioning properly.

“So far, JPL has been such an awesome experience, I am so grateful. PISCES really put an awesome start to my career and I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for them,” Aaron said.

At PISCES, Aaron worked on the Robotics Team during the summers of 2016 and 2017, developing and programming the stereoscopic imaging system aboard Helelani. He said his internship cultivated the skills he needed to work on robotics at a more advanced level. From all the staff at PISCES, congratulations Aaron!