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About the Program


Leading Women Toward Space Careers is a comprehensive effort to inspire, connect, support, and ready college-aged women; predominately Honors College undergraduates; across STEM and other disciplines for long term leadership in Space-related careers. Rather than direct job placement, the vision is to provide women students the knowledge they need beyond technical skills to advance in their fields. The program offers the following elements to participating students: Mentoring through "mentorship circles," academic year programming, work-force readiness, Purdue workshops, and an off-campus visit to a NASA Space Center.


Thursday, September 21, 2023: Please join us for the "Leading Women Toward Space Careers" second annual kickoff event, "Launching Interdisciplinary Endeavors," and Astronaut Scholarship Awards.

We will welcome Amy Ross, NASA Space Suit Pressure Garment Technical Discipline Lead and NASA astronaut Jerry Ross for an evening of discussion on space exploration and space careers. This insight-packed event will also include the presentation of Purdue's 2023 Astronaut Scholarship recipients.
In partnership with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Space is limited, so registration (free) is required through Eventbrite:

WELCOME! Announcing our new parternship with Morgan State University and Faculty Advosiry member, Gerald Whitaker. We also welcome our two MSU students, Arianna Cobb and Aramide Ogundiran, to this academic year! Learn about all of our Leading Women Toward Space Careers program's students by clicking the "Students" tab.