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THE 2016 WOMEN IN AEROSPACE SYMPOSIUM
MIT, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

MAY 24-26, 2016

What

The Women in Aerospace Symposium offers outstanding women doctoral and postdoctoral researchers a unique opportunity to present their work to, and network with, their colleagues, university faculty, and industry/government professionals. The Symposium includes technical presentations, discussion with faculty, talks by leaders in the aerospace field, and panel discussions about academic careers. Organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Aeronautics and Astronautics Department beginning in 2009, WIA is now a cooperative MIT AeroAstro-Stanford University Aeronautics and Astronautics Department event. It is anticipated that the event will annually alternate between MIT in Massachusetts and Stanford in California.

Who

The Symposium focuses on women a year from, or up to two years following, receipt of their doctoral degree, and have an interest in pursuing a career in academia. Other attendees will include MIT faculty, and aerospace industry and government representatives.

Why

Participants will exchange views on the future of aerospace engineering, strengthen career-building networks, and learn about pursuing academic careers.

Featured speakers

Dr. Radhika Nagpal, Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University, and author of Scientific American guest blog The Awesomest Seven-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life.

Dr. Dava Newman, NASA Deputy Administrator.

Applying

Presenters were selected through a competitive application process. They are women a year from, or up to two years following, receipt of their doctoral degree, and have an interest in pursuing a career in academia. Presenters will make a 10-minute presentation on their research.

Questions/info: aa-wia@mit.edu