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Tentative Schedule of Events

Please note the Women in Aerospace Symposium is closed to the public. But the Keynote Presentations on the Theme of Breaking Barriers: The Future Of Space Exploration are open to the public.

Please register here if you are interested in attending the Keynote Presentations.  

May 30:

6:00pm                          Welcome Reception at Stratton Room, Creekside Inn Palo Alto 

May 31:                           

7:40am                          Bus departs from Creekside Inn 

Location: Mackenzie Room - Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

8:00am-9:00am           Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00am-9:20am           Welcome & Opening Remarks with  Prof. Debbie G. Senesky (Stanford) Prof. Charbel Farhat (Stanford), & Dean Jennifer Widom (Stanford)                

9:20am-10:40am         Technical Session #1 (8 student presentations) moderated by Prof. John Farnsworth (CU Boulder) 

10:40am-11:00am        Break

11:00am-12:00pm       Panel #1: Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Winning the Faculty Position with Panelists: Prof. Natasha Bosanac (CU Boulder), Prof. Francisco Lopez Jimenez (CU Boulder), Prof. Mykel Kochenderfer (Stanford), Prof.Zachary Manchester (Stanford) & Prof. Laura Villafane (UIUC)

12:00pm-1:30pm         Lunch + Poster Session with students/faculty

1:30pm-2:40pm           Technical Session #2 (7 student presentations) moderated by Prof. Jamie Peraire (MIT)

2:40pm-3:00pm           Break

3:00pm-4:00pm           Panel #2: Building a Thriving Research Career in Industry or Government Laboratory with Panelists: Dr. Kiruthika Devaraj (Planet), Dr. Penelope Boston (NASA Astrobiology Institute), Dr. Samantha Edgington (Lockheed Martin), Dr. Miki Sode (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space)

4:00pm-4:30pm           Group Photo

4:30pm-5:00pm           Break

5:00pm-6:30pm          Keynote Presentations on "Breaking Barriers: The Future of Space Exploration"

                                         Location: Hewlett Rm 200

Speakers:  Astronaut Dr. Kathleen "Kate" Rubins (NASA) & Ms.Kendra Short (NASA JPL

6:30pm-7:00pm           Transit to Banquet Dinner

7:00pm-9:00pm           Dinner Reception with students/faculty/panelists at Chef Chu's 

                                           Address: 1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022


June 1:

7:40am                           Bus departs Creekside Inn                           

Location: Durand Building Rm 450

8:00am-8:50am           Breakfast and Welcome with Prof. Debbie G.Senesky 

8:50am-9:50am           Technical Session #3 (6 student presentations) moderated by Prof. Natasha Bosanac (CU Boulder)

9:50am-10:00am         Break

10:00am-11:00am       Panel #3: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Mentoring, Promotion & Tenure with Panelists: Prof. Dava Newman (MIT), Prof. Thomas Kenny (Stanford), Prof. Jaime Peraire (MIT) & Prof. Juan Alonso (Stanford)

11:00am-12:30pm       Technical Session #4 (8 student presentations) moderated by Prof. Debbie G. Senesky (Stanford)

12:30pm-1:30pm         Lunch & Round Table Discussion: Walking a Tightrope: Time Management, Career & Family with Panelists: Dean Jennifer Widom (Stanford), Prof. Sigrid Close (Stanford), Prof. Debbie G. Senesky (Stanford), Prof. Élisabeth Pate-Cornell (Stanford)

1:30pm-2:30pm           Break

2:30pm - 3:30pm         The Stanford Dish Hike (Optional for everyone)


List of Technical Presentations