About the Summit
In 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first counselor on careers for women at Purdue. As the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, she has emboldened women across the world with her belief that women are equal in jobs requiring intelligence, coordination, speed, coolness, and willpower, lending her name as a fitting title for an event designed to inspire women, minorities, and anyone with a passion for aerospace. The past two summits in 2018 and 2019 were both thrilling successes and we are confident that this upcoming one, although virtual to accommodate the challenges of COVID-19, will be a wonderful experience.
Participants will learn about a multitude of career options within the realm of aerospace and will hear from speakers with diverse backgrounds and fascinating career trajectories. Stimulating keynote talks and panels will occur every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of March (designated as Women's History Month).
The summit is organized by the student organizations Purdue Women In Aerospace (WIA) and AAE Graduate Women's Group (GWG).