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Women in Aerospace Symposium 2018

Sponsored By:

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) | The Breakthrough Initiatives | Planet | Stanford School of Engineering



Dates: May 31 to June 1, 2018

Location: Stanford University, Stanford CA

WIA2018, organized by Stanford University in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), offers outstanding women doctoral and postdoctoral researchers a unique opportunity to present their research, learn about careers in academia, discuss emerging trends in aerospace engineering, and build their network.  Participants of WIA2018 will:

  • Exchange views on the future of aerospace engineering through research presentations, inspiring keynote presentations, and interactive panel discussions;
  • Learn how to embark on the academic job search, win research grants, maintain career-life balance as a young faculty member, and design a sustainable research program;
  • Engage with industry and government professionals to learn how to spark and maintain impactful academic-industry and academic-government research partnerships.

Participants (women a year from, or up to two years following, receipt of their doctoral degree) will be selected through a competitive application process. Applicants should show strong research background and an interest in pursuing a career in research.