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Program Events and Workshops

MARCH 2023

NASA Center visit (Spring Break)

Mentorship Circles Meeting (during NASA Center visit)

FEBRUARY 2023

Tech Justice Lab Workshop with Dr. Lindsay Weinberg

This workshop focuses on what it means to do tech justice work and its implications for space careers.

JANUARY 2023

Mentorship Circle meetings

Mentors and four students meet for their third Mentorship Circle. Days/times based upon schedules. 

NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Tuesday Group Mentorship Circle meeting held

Mentors and four students met for their second Mentorship Circle.

NOVEMBER 9, 2022

Wednesday Group Mentorship meeting held 

Mentors and four students met for their second Mentorship Circle.

NOVEMBER 3, 2022

“Picture Your Career” workshop with Dr. Lindsay Sheedy

NOVEMBER 10, 2022


Former Astronaut Roy Bridges Presentation

Former Astronaut Roy Bridges talked with students, staff, faculty and members of the public about his journey from humble beginnings to positions of leadership and prestige, ultimately fulfilling his dream of flying into space as the pilot of the Challenger space shuttle.

Joining astronaut Roy Bridges were two students from the Leading Women Toward Space Careers program as they interviewed him on how his leadership grew from humble beginnings to an astronaut and on to leadership in government research private business. A short Q & A session followed the presentation.

OCTOBER 17, 2023


Lightening Leadership Series: Women's Pathways to Careers Workshop

Session presenters: Allissa Battocletti Noffke (Spacewalk Flight Operations, NASA Johnson Space Center) and Alex Kemp (Program Liaison, Leading Women Toward Space Careers)

MENTORSHIP CIRCLES

Mentorship Circles are a multidisciplinary group of six (6) women, consisting of one senior professional, one (1)  junior or mid-career professional, one (1) graduate student, and three (3) undergraduate students.

September 14, 2022
Wednesday Group Mentorship meeting held 

Mentors and four students met for their first Mentorship Circle.  

Sepember 20, 2022
Tuesday Group Mentorship Circle meeting held 

Mentors and four students met for their first Mentorship Circle

OCTOBER 13, 2022


Purdue’s Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives visit with Dr. Tracey Grimm

LAUNCH EVENT:  SEPTEMBER 8, 2022  


Robyn Gatens, Director of NASA's International Space Station and NASA Astronaut Kathy Thornton

Open to program participants, staff, faculty, university campus, and general public.
The special night with Robyn Gatens and Kathy Thornton was presented by the Leading Women Toward Space Careers program.

Gatens and Thornton spoke to students, staff, and members of the community on interdisciplinary, international, technical, and non-technical aspects of space exploration.
The evening included presentation of the 2022 Astronaut Scholarship recipients. 

EVENT NEWS COVERAGE:

Director of International Space Station, NASA Astronaut to Speak at launch of Leading Women Toward Space Careers program - John Martinson Honors College - Purdue University
Former NASA astronaut, International Space Station director visit Purdue | Community | wlfi.com

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2022  


Student Orientation with program manager, Dr. Allison Roberts 

Student orientation is a time for the students to meet one another and the program manager.  The orientation covers expectations, code of conduct, and events/workshops for the year.