Women Fly! is The Museum of Flight's annual special event for young women in middle and high school who are interested in aviation and aerospace careers. Girls are invited to participate in a day of motivational and career-oriented activities while meeting and learning from exceptional women working in these fields. Volunteering their time are dozens of women aerospace professionals: airport operators, pilots, air traffic controllers, and engineers in all disciplines.
Aomawa Shields is currently a PhD Student in the Department of Astronomy and the Astrobiology Program at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on how easy (or hard) it is to freeze over a planet. She is fascinated by the Snowball Earth episodes of ~600 and ~800 million years ago, where our planet is believed to have been covered in ice from pole to pole. Her research goal is to determine the likelihood of similar extremes of climate on planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, which we call extrasolar planets. In addition to being an astronomer and an astrobiologist, she's also a classically-trained actor and violinist, and works to develop innovative ways to communicate science to the public using theater. She is heavily involved in outreach, particularly to audiences traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Her personal motto is "It's never too late to be what you might have been".
Beth Schryer is Director, 737 Business Operations. As a member of the 737 Program leadership team, Beth’s responsibilities include the program’s management and performance reporting systems, the program management function, program commitments, and program planning & control. Beth’s prior assignments included Director, 767 Business Operations where she had responsibilities similar to her current 737 role, and Director, Strategy and Program Management for Boeing’s Shared Services Group (SSG). Beth joined SSG in August of 2007 and was responsible for leadership of several key functions including strategic planning, M&A integration, risk management, program and project management, integrated scheduling, and quality.
A native of Washington State, Beth graduated from Mills College in Oakland, CA, with a major in Economic Analysis and minor in Art History. Her first career was in fundraising where she worked for the YWCA in San Francisco.
|Program Audience: Educators, Students|
Registration: $10 per person
Registration is full, but please contact us to get on the wait list.