Arab American Business & Professional Association

ABPA is proud to welcome Palestinian and NASA Engineer Loay Elbasyouni to Oak Brook’s Clubhouse on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 6:00pm. Mr. Elbasyouni is an electronics engineer born in Gaza and became a key team member on NASA’s Mars project that caught the attention of the international media and beyond.

In 1998, he left to study in the US, eventually leading the engineering team that helped design the Ingenuity helicopter that would end up on the Red planet.

The project started in 2014 with different teams in different fields, Elbasyouni said, adding he worked with other NASA engineers as chief engineer in Ingenuity’s design and construction team for more than four years.

This is a complimentary dinner event with limited seating. There is also an option to become an event sponsor.