If you see us on campus, say 'hello!' The Georgia Tech Chapter of Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA) was founded with the vision of reaching out and becoming a resource for current and future female students in this discipline. We may not always be wearing our WoAA T-shirts, but you are bound to see us in the halls of the AE School. When you do, let us know what you are thinking. Interested in joining? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WoAA is always looking for new members. To join us, join our Teams Channel
What is the Women of Aeronautics & Astronautics (WoAA)?
- Established during the 2018-19 academic year, the Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA) chapter at Georgia Tech is a newly formed committee under the Outreach Division of Georgia Tech's AIAA Chapter
- Georgia Tech's WoAA Chapter is part of a national coalition of female-led student groups from aerospace engineering degree programs at several universities and colleges
- There are 13 WoAA Chapters across the United States,
- Seven of the top 12 ranked aerospace engineering programs in the United States have WoAA Chapters
- There are more than 500 members nationwide,
- Members come from a variety of backgrounds, including young professionals, alumni, and faculty
Past WoAA Events
This is what we've done over the course of the last year:
- August 29, 2020: Allyship in Aerospace Engineering
Check out this discussion of the importance of having allies in the workforce and the world
- July 11 2020: Panel Discussion: Microaggressions & Promoting Anti-Racism in the Aerospace Industry
A panel discussion featuring AE doctoral student Naia Butler-Craig and former astronaut and NASA administrator Charles Bolden. Watch the panel discussion
- Feb. 18: GT AIAA and WoAA Presents: Dave McKissock
Dave McKissock has worked on the International Space Station (ISS) and NASA's Exploration program at NASA Glenn, aimed at returning astronauts to the moon and further lunar exploration.
- Dec. 4: Reading Day/ Study Hall
WoAA members and AE students (undergrad and grad) hosted a study hall to offer a helping hand to fellow AE students as they study for finals and finish up their end of the year projects.
- Nov. 7: AE Machine Shop Training
WoAA members held an open lab day where attendees could view and tour the AE Machine Shop, ask questions, get training on the different equipment and machines, and enjoy a meal together.
- Nov. 9: Yang Aero Maker Space Open Lab Day
WoAA members held an open lab day where attendees could view and tour the Yang Aero Maker Space, ask questions, get training on the different equipment and machines, and enjoy a meal together.
- Nov. 1: Space Camp Scholarship Bake Sale
The Georgia Tech WoAA Chapter and AE Alumna Tiffany Nicole Davis put together a bake sale on campus to help raise funds for aspiring female astronauts, so that they can attend Space Camp. Space Camp is the ultimate educational experience that illuminates real-world applications of STEM in the aerospace world. Enrollment in Space Camp cost approximately $1100 per student, not including transportation expenses.
- Oct. 1: Fellowship Panel
Recipients of the 2019 Matthew Iskakowitz and the Brooke Owens Fellowships gave practical advice on how how to put together a successful application for one of these sought-after fellowships.
- Oct. 14: WoAA Board Meeting
- Oct. 26: Pink STEM Mentoring
The Georgia Tech WoAA Chapter is partnering with PinkSTEM, a local outreach organization, for 8 bi-weekly mentoring meetings, each scheduled on Saturdays, from 10 am to 12 pm. At these meetings we'll meet with around 5-15 elementary school girls who are participating in workshops to boost their technical skills. If you are interested, please fill out an interest form. Also, make sure you can attend at least 3 out of the 8 meetings. We've scheduled four meetings this semester, and four next semester.
- Oct. 26-27: Stargazing Overnight Trip w/ Astronomy Club
Meet the current GT WoAA Board
|Saumya Sharma||Emily Ku||Harshini Sivakumar|
|Danielle Dixon||Chrissy Pettit||Preethi Mysore|