Women in STEM Lecture with Dr. Ellen Ochoa, April 22

Women in STEM Lecture: Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Join the School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences on Monday, April 22, for a Women in STEM Lecture delivered by Dr. Ellen Ochoa, NASA astronaut and former director of the Johnson Space Center.

Title: Women in STEM Lecture with Dr. Ellen Ochoa
Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM (dinner served from 5:30-6:30 PM)
Location: Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford
Registration required: Register

Register for dinner and lecture

About Women in STEM:
All are invited to this bi-annual event exploring the role of women in STEM, addressing the historical and contemporary challenges facing them and celebrating the successes of women scientists.

Speaker biography:
Dr. Ellen Ochoa is a veteran astronaut, inventor, and former director of the Johnson Space Center at NASA. A California native, she turned her research engineering background into a career exploring the cosmos. After receiving a doctorate in electrical engineering at Stanford University, she developed and patented optical systems for image processing and led a NASA research team in high-performance computing.

Selected for the NASA astronaut program in 1990, in 1993 Dr. Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in the world to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery. She traveled on three additional space flights, logging nearly 1,000 hours in space. Dr. Ochoa held several roles in the Astronaut Office and at Johnson Space Center before becoming the center’s first Hispanic director and second female director in 2013. She will receive an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Tufts University this year.