Graduate AeroWomen Professional Development Workshop

This inaugural workshop aims to prepare female Penn State graduate students in aerospace engineering and other engineering programs for the first step towards a successful, sustainable, and rewarding STEM career.

Dates and Times:

  • Start Date: Friday, August 25
  • Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • End Date: Saturday, August 26
  • End Time: 2:30 p.m.


  • Keynote presentations:
    • Aerospace engineering alumna Pamela Gomez, Office of NextGen Performance and Outreach, Federal Aviation Administration
    • Amy R. Pritchett, head of Penn State Aerospace Engineering
  • Career panel session
  • Seminar on inclusivity: Thomas Litzinger, assistant dean for educational innovation and accreditation and director of the Leonhard Center
  • Professional skills exercises

Registration Information:

Registration ends Friday, August 11. Register now.

Please note: Seating is limited to 25 people.

For questions or more information, please contact Namiko Yamamoto, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, at

*This event is free of charge and is organized by the aerospace engineering department and funded by the University's Equal Opportunity Planning Committee.


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The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 15th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569