Ann Garrison Darrin has worked at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for over ten years. Ann is the manager in the research center for the Aerospace and Materials Sciences group. Prior to joining the laboratory Ann worked at NASA Goddard Space Center as an Aerospace Engineer and was the Division Chief for Assurance Technologies. She is an author of numerous papers and an author/editor of the book MEMS and Microstructures for Aerospace Applications. As a technologist, Ann holds numerous patents and has participated in several exciting, albeit small, technology “firsts” in space. Ann is founder and co-chair of the MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) Alliance Mid Atlantic. Ann holds degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Maryland UC (Technology Management).