Standing Up Against Microaggressions and More in Aerospace Engineering

Standing Up Against Microaggressions and More in Aerospace Engineering

Racism in Aerospace Panel: Kaylin Borders, Aliyah Fleeks, Charles Bolden, Naia Butler Craig

Shedding Light on Racism: from left, Kaylin Borders, Aliyah Fleeks, Charles Bolden, Naia Butler-Craig


The Georgia Tech Chapter of the Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA) hosted an important dialogue, July 11: Microaggressions and Promoting Anti-Racism in the Aerospace Industry. The 1.5-hour livestreamed panel discussion allowed viewers to submit questions to a panel that included former NASA administrator and astronaut Charles Bolden, Georgia Tech Aerospace Engineering doctoral student Naia Butler-Craig, San Diego State undergraduate and Naval Research Lab intern Kaylin Borders, and Harris-Stowe State University undergraduate and Lockheed Martin intern Aliyah Fleeks.

We thank the WoAA chapter for having the vision to host this event, and the panelists for having the courage to share their experience and perspective with us. You have helped us all learn.

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