Achieving Mission Success with Underrepresented Disciplines in Aerospace

An excellent way to close out our 2016 AIAA Houston events, come to celebrate while we learn and network!

Date: Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Courtyard Marriott, Discovery/Atlantis Room, 18100 Saturn Ln., Houston, TX 77058

The AIAA Houston Section invites you to be part of a panel dinner event. Although STEM careers are well recognized to participate in the aerospace field, with engineering being the most popular; we must acknowledge that there are other disciplines that contribute to the success of aerospace missions and projects. This panel will highlight many of those disciplines and ways to collaborate better in a more innovative and inclusive environment that we have as a diverse aerospace workforce. Everyone is invited to attend, having young professionals as the target audience to help with retention and motivation for underrepresented disciplines to feel welcome and rewarded for their contributions to the aerospace field; and to bridge the gap between the majority (engineering and other STEM fields) and minority disciplines early in their careers, paving a more collaborative environment in their current and future careers.

5:30pm – 6:30pm Networking and Dinner
6:30pm – 7:30pm Diversity Panel
7:30pm – 8:00pm Q&A and Networking

Architecture: Kriss Kennedy, Space Architect, NASA Human Health and Performance
Psychology: Katie Vasser, Human Factors Engineer, MEI Technologies
Law: Michele Collins, Attorney-Advisor, NASA Legal Office
Education: Alicia Baturoni Cortez, NCAS Program Manager, Oklahoma State University
Journalism/Public Relations: Hayley Fick, Public Affairs Specialist, NASA Office of Public Affairs & Communications

For any questions please contact Jacky Silva-Martinez, Young Professionals Chair, at 862-703- 8027 or

See you at the event!


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