Before Loral O’Hara became a NASA Astronaut, she was an Aerospace Engineering graduate from the University of Kansas. In a Zoom meeting with STEM-field students, Loral gave these three pieces of advice for finding their success. Lean on your community. When she was asked for advice on overcoming challenging coursework, Loral recommended to ‘lean on […]
Superheros are not just cartoons, they’re real people too! From rocket scientist to entrepreneur, our team interviewed some of the most incredible female engineers out there. Check out these engHEROES’ stories for some serious inspiration.
engHERO: Abbey Slawich
What is one thing you wish you knew about engineering when you were in high school? I remember going to university open houses and seeing these elaborate design projects that engineering students have made, and I would think to myself, I could never figure out how to make something like that. But now I know […]
engHero: Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett
We’d like to shed light on a key contributor to the race to find an effective vaccine for the infamous Coronavirus. Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett isn’t just someone that should be recognized in February, but every time a vaccine is mentioned. “ The vaccine you are going to be taking was developed by an African […]
engHERO: Michelle Moxley-Peltier
What is one thing you wish you knew about engineering when you were in high school? I wish that I knew how complex and multifaceted engineering was, and how most problems are solved in group settings. When I was in high school, I assumed that I would need to know how to do everything myself […]
Who is Julie Payette?
Quick facts! Who: Governor General Julie Payette is an engineer, former NASA astronaut, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. What: In 1992, Julie was selected for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut corps. She was a part of two spaceflights and served as the CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) for many more. She went on to serve as […]
engHERO: Isabel Higgon
What is one thing you wish you knew about engineering when you were in high school? I wish I knew how diverse the field of Engineering really is. I had a very specific goal in mind when I applied to Engineering. I still have the same goal, but I learned that it’s important to start […]