FLATs: A Congressional Gold Medal

December 7, 2018:¬ At the dawn of the space age, a curious doctor wondered if women could withstand the harsh conditions of space as well as men. The First Lady Astronaut Trainees (commonly known as ‚ÄúThe Mercury 13‚ÄĚ) were tested at Dr. Lovelace’s clinic in the early 1960s and their story continues today. I . . . → Read More: FLATs: A Congressional Gold Medal

35 Years Since Sally Rode…

June 25, 2018:¬ On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American female astronaut, following in the space footsteps of Soviet cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova (1963) and Svetlana Savitskaya (1982).¬ Just three years later, 10 women had flown in space, and in early 1986, Judy Resnick (a classmate of Sally’s) and Christa McAuliffe (the . . . → Read More: 35 Years Since Sally Rode…

Eyes on the Skies: Zonta’s AE Fellowship

June 29, 2017:¬ One of the highlights of my graduate student career was receiving¬ a Zonta Amelia Earhart (AE) Fellowship, which supports women pursuing doctoral degrees in the fields of aerospace science or aerospace engineering. Partly as a result of this award, I now belong to a select group of women throughout . . . → Read More: Eyes on the Skies: Zonta’s AE Fellowship

Mental Wellness and Your Science Career

June 6, 2017:¬ When I was just starting out as a¬ graduate student, someone who was on the verge of finishing his Ph.D. told me that “the most important thing to get out of graduate school is yourself.” That is the one piece of advice I pass on to¬ any current ¬ graduate student . . . → Read More: Mental Wellness and Your Science Career