(2022 August 20) (Hybrid Event) “Making Space for Women”: Aerospace Women Professionals Meeting

When:  Aug 20, 2022 from 09:30 to 13:05 (PT)
Associated with  Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section
RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/3yNU6bF

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. Gabrielle Inder
Vice President of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Logistics
Millennium Space Systems, a Boeing Company
Ms. Kris Acosta
General Manager
Vector Launch, LLC
Dr. Amy S. Lo
JWST Deputy Space Vehicle Director
Northrop Grumman, Space System
(Online)
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
 Flight Ops, Logistics, Development
Mission: AstroAccess
(Online)
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
(Online)
Ms. Monica Maynard
LA School District STEM Director;
STEM Office, The Aerospace Corp.
Ms. Eunice Lee
Contamination Control Engineer for the New Glenn Program
Blue Origin
(Online)
*Tentative Agenda:
(5-10 minutes might be added for some women professionals to say a few words in between Panel 1 and 2. But not yet decided right now.)
09:15 am Door Open, Staff Quick Setup, Check-in
09:30 am Welcome
09:35 am Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal (Online)
10:35 am Dr. Claire Leon
11:05 am 1st Panel Leadership
12:05 pm 2nd Panel YP/ECP
01:05 pm Networking, and lunch boxes for the in-person speakers / panelists, as well as the in-person attendees who ordered lunchboxes.
“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. Gabrielle Inder
Ms. Nell Finigan
Marilyn McPoland (Moderator)
Ms. Diana Lopez
Ms. Lisa Gethard
Ms. Laura Duffy
Ms. Selin Berk
Ms. Monica Maynard
Ms. Eunice Lee
Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section
AIAA LA-LV is 501(C)3 non-profit organization.
Your generous donations will be highly appreciated and helpful!
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Location

Lawndale Library (Meeting Room)
14615 Burin Ave.
Lawndale, CA 90260
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Contact

Events/Program Chair
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events.aiaalalv@gmail.com