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(August 20) (Hybrid Meeting) "Making Space for Women": AIAA LA-LV Celebrates the American History Month for Women, with the Women Aerospace Professionals Event 2022 and a Featured Presentation

  • 1.  (August 20) (Hybrid Meeting) "Making Space for Women": AIAA LA-LV Celebrates the American History Month for Women, with the Women Aerospace Professionals Event 2022 and a Featured Presentation

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    Happy
    Women's Equality Day
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    Come join us with AIAA/LA-LV, where we are committed to creating a space where women feel comfortable, are supported and heard.
    AIAA LA-LV Celebrates the American History Month for Women with Aerospace Women Professionals
    (An AIAA LA-LV hybrid meeting/event)
    Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:30 AM PDT (Add to Calendar)
    Location
    Lawndale Library (Meeting Room)
    14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260
    (South of 105 Hwy and East of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1))
    (Near SpaceX Hawthorne)
    (also online on Zoom for a hybrid event)
    (This event is not sponsored by the Lawndale Library)
    Discounts for AIAA and SWE Members!
    Event led and moderated (overall) by
    Ms. Marilee Wheaton
    Systems Engineering Fellow
    The Aerospace Corporation
    AIAA Fellow
    (Part I)
    "Making Space for Women"
    by
    Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal
    Historian
    NASA Johnson Space Center
    (Presenting online)
    (Part II)
    Keynote Speech
    by
    Dr. Claire Leon
    US Space Force (USSF)
    Owner, Claire Leon Consulting, LLC.
    National Academy of Engineering
    (Part III)
    Aerospace Women Professionals
    Leadership Panel Discussion
    with
    Ms. Marilee Wheaton (Moderator)
    Systems Engineering Fellow
    The Aerospace Corporation
    Fellow, AIAA
    Dr. Claire Leon
    US Space Force (USSF)
    Owner, Claire Leon Consulting, LLC.
    National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
    Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar
    Executive Vice President
    Axiom Space
    (Online)
    Ms. Kris Acosta
    General Manager
    Vector Launch, LLC
    Dr. Amy S. Lo
    JWST Deputy Space Vehicle Director
    Northrop Grumman, Space System
    Dr. Roberta Ewart
    Chief Scientist
    USSF/SSC/BZY
    (Part IV)
    Early Career Panel for
    Women Professionals
    Ms. Marilyn L. McPoland (Moderator)
    Executive Director, Ceremonies & Events at California State University, Dominguez Hills
    Former: Sr. Director Operations, XPrize | Director, Museum of Flying | Air Show Producer
    Ms. Laura Duffy
    Space Systems Engineer, Canyon Consulting, LLC
    PhD Student, Colorado State University
    Ms. Lisa Gethard
    Member of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute Working Group for
    Air Space and System-Wide Safety Software Verification & Validation (V&V) Capabilities
    Ms. Nell Finigan
    Systems Engineer
    The Aerospace Corporation
    Ms. Diana Lopez
    Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
    Northrop Grumman Defense Systems
    Ms. Selin Berk
    Test and Flight Operations for the New Shepard vehicle
    Blue Origin
    "Making Space for Women"
    Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal has served as the JSC Historian since 2004. In this position she provides reference assistance to NASA and the public and has shared her expertise with journalists, writers, broadcasting agencies, documentarians, and many others. She was awarded her Ph.D. from Washington State University, her master's in History from New Mexico State University, and B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Arizona.
    Jennifer holds the unique distinction of being a scholar of NASA history and women's history. She has been featured as a subject matter expert in several documentaries; is an accomplished oral historian; and authored many publications. In 2015, the Texas State Historical Association awarded the Liz Carpenter Award for Research to Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, a book containing her chapter on Mae Jemison, the first female astronaut of color. In 2012, Jennifer was awarded the Charles Thomson Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government for her chapter focusing on the Shuttle accidents in NASA's Wings In Orbit: Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle. Her essay, "You've Come a Long Way, Maybe: The First Six Women Astronauts and the Media," was included in Spacefarers: Images of Astronauts and Cosmonauts in the Heroic Era of Spaceflight (2013) and noted as "fascinating and an in-depth study on how the first group of NASA women dealt with the still occasionally sexist media." For this work, she received her second Thomson Prize in three years. 
    In 2011 she published her first book, Winning the West for Women, a biography of suffragist, Emma Smith DeVoe. That same year, she was recognized by NASA Headquarters for her outstanding work as a historian for the Agency. Her latest manuscript, Making Space for Women, focuses on the history of JSC through the experiences of its female employees and will be published this fall through Texas A&M Press.   
    Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar
    Ms. Marilee Wheaton (Moderator)
    Prof. Claire Leon
    Ms. Kris Acosta
    Dr. Amy S. Lo
    Dr. Roberta Ewart
    Ms. Nell Finigan
    Marilyn McPoland (Moderator)
    Ms. Diana Lopez
    Ms. Lisa Gethard
    Ms. Laura Duffy
    Ms. Selin Berk
    Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section
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