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An Edmonton women is hoping more people will make an effort to help feed the city's homeless after a 90-year-old Florida man was arrested this week for giving meals to the less fortunate. Dr. Shawna Pandya, a neurosurgical resident at the University of Alberta and ex-NASA researcher, said she was inspired by the story of 90-year-old Arnold Abbott, who was [...]
WHY SHE’S TOP 40: From neurosurgery to aerospace research to co-creating crisis management technology— she’s serious about making the future friendly. KEY TO SUCCESS: “One of my greatest strengths-slash-flaws is seeing the potential in everything.” Shawna Pandya is in a race to the future, and on this long-distance track there is no single lane. “Every time you want to achieve [...]
Shawna Pandya, a citizen-scientist astronaut with Project Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere (PoSSUM), goes over some pre-flight prep with Derek Gowanlock on-board a Falcon 20 aircraft at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport before [...]
Twenty thousand feet above Ottawa, Shawna Pandya floats gently out of her seat and executes a graceful midair swoop. Our Falcon 20 jet is halfway through a series of parabolas, which produce brief periods of [...]
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