Women Fly! is The Museum of Flight's annual event for young women in middle and high school interested in aviation and aerospace careers. Girls are invited to participate in a day of motivational and career-oriented activities that will allow them to meet and learn from professional women working in a variety of aerospace-related careers. Women Fly 2016 will be offered for Middle School students on Thursday, March 24th and for High School students on Friday, March 25th.
Guest speakers for for Women Fly 2016 will be South Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi on Thursday, March 24th and University of Washington scientist Melania Guerra on Friday, March 25th.
Friday, March 25th: High School (grades 9-12)
8:30am - Check-in
9:00-9:30 - Welcome Address
- Brief Opening Remarks
- Special Guest Presentation
9:45-10:30 - Student Workshop #1
10:45-11:30 - Student Workshop #2
11:40-12:10 - Lunch Group A or College & Career Fair
12:15-12:45 - Lunch Group B or College & Career Fair
12:45 - End of Event
Dr. Melania Guerra - Guest speaker for March 25th.
Melania Guerra is a Costa Rican engineer, oceanographer and scientist, who’s passionate about exploration in extreme environments. She grew up being inspired by life forms that survive under conditions not compatible with supporting human life.
Dr. Guerra studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Costa Rica and went on to intern at the Advanced Space Propulsion Lab with NASA. Recognizing that she loved both building creative technologies for extreme environments and performing fieldwork herself, she redirected her career towards the oceans and graduated with a Masters and Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, part of the University of California, San Diego. In 2011 she became a Visiting Researcher of the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell University. Currently, she is a Research Associate at the Applied Physics Lab at the University of Washington, investigating marine bioacoustics. Through her work she has taken part in sea-going expeditions to the Arctic Ocean, Southeast Alaska, and the coast of California.
Dr. Guerra is a certified scientific diver and has completed polar survival training and helicopter emergency egress training. She enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures, and motivating young people about the great potential and exciting paths in STEM.
To register for Women Fly 2016, please follow the links below. Within the links, you will find information for lunch options, shirt sizing, and workshop selection. The registration fee for Women Fly 2016 will be $15 for each student. This fee will extend to those chaperoning Group Registrations. Financial assistance is available for those who cannot cover the registration fee.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Women Fly 2016 please contact:
Paz Clearwater, Education Specialist
The Museum of Flight