Nontraditional Path: Becoming a Rocket Scientist and Thriving in Male-Dominated Spaces

Topic Areas: Special Events

January 21, 2018 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm
CEW, 330 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Presenter: Line Van Nieuwstadt, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Engineering Practice, UM-Dearborn

Line van Nieuwstadt, CEW Scholar Alumna and Associate Professor of Engineering Practice, College of Engineering and Computer Science, UM-D, will talk about her experience as the lead engineer on the NASA Mars Pathfinder MicroRover project in the 1990s and strategies she uses to thrive in male-dominated work spaces. As an electrical engineer, Line enjoys the process of solving complex problems that have big impact. Line values that having an advance degree has allowed her flexibility to work part-time so that she can balance having a family and working.

Following her talk, she will teach attendees how to solder. Come ready to work with on your own soldering project while learning ways to integrate a mindful approach as a valuable coping tool in challenging situations.

Lunch will be provided.

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