- AAWE is holding a resume workshop featuring Dr. Kristi Shryock and Dr. John Valasek this Thursday, Jan 16th from 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM at HRBB 702. Hope to see you there!
Don't miss a great opportunity to learn valuable resume skills!
Aggie Aerospace Women in Engineering is a student run Texas A&M organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging women in the Department of Aerospace Engineering through personal and professional networking, while also providing programs that promote interest in our field. AAWE is open to students, alumni, or any others interested in industry or academic careers related to aerospace engineering, regardless of major or gender.
AAWE‘ s seven elected officers, known collectively as the Leadership Core, and our faculty advisor guide the organization and keep it running. The Leadership Core consists of:
- Faculty Advisor
- Chief Coordinator
- External Networking Chair
- Internal Programs Chair
- Social Chair
- Outreach Chair
Dr. Kristi Shryock
Dr. Kristi Shryock, AERO Class '97, (pictured here with her daughter Eastyn – future AAWE member!) is an Instructional Associate Professor in the Aerospace Engineering department. She is fortunate to have served as an advisor to AAWE since its grassroots inception in 2012. Being an integral part of developing the mission to support and encourage women in aerospace engineering, her desire is that all students feel welcome and a part of the AAWE community.
Eleazar is a Junior Aerospace Engineering student. He has been a member of AAWE for two years and has previously served as the Social Officer. Eleazar is an engineer from Mexico, and enjoys astronomy, cooking, and cows! He hopes to obtain his graduate degree and then work in the space industry. He is proud to be contributing to AAWE as the Chief Coordinator.
Chief Coordinator Duties:
- Presides at both general and officer meetings
- Makes sure agenda is followed in a timely manner and necessary decisions are reached
- Coordinates with the officers of the Leadership Core
- Serves as liaison to the Texas A&M Department of Aerospace Engineering, other universities, colleges, and corporations.
Nicole has loved the field of Aerospace since she first heard about its existence. She became a part of the organization in the hopes of not only growing AAWE, but also furthering her knowledge in the field. Nicole is from Dallas, and outside studying she enjoys cooking, working on the rocket for SRT, and spending time with her family. Her goals for the organization are to increase the budget in order to have more events and activities.
- Oversees all AAWE accounts
- Organizes the overall AAWE budget based on previous year expenditures
- Reviews all committee and event budgets and appropriate funds
- Oversees all sales, tax and legal issues for the organization
- Collects all funds from sponsors, members, etc.
- Pays all bills authorized by the Leadership Core
- Co-Chair of the Funding Committee.
Pheren Pravallika Janapareddy
Pheren is a sophomore from India. She was a member of AAWE during her freshman year. She gained an incredible experience at AAWE through meeting new people who share her interests. Her future goal is to pursue her Masters of Science for Aerospace Engineering. She also loves making new and creative flyers for AAWE's events.
- Maintain records of membership and the listserv
- Record minutes of all general and officer meetings and ensure they are available for posterity
- Keep track of all attendance at general and officer meetings
- Co-Chair of the Communications Committee
Natalie is from El Paso, Texas. She loves to craft, and play golf in her free time. She hopes to help the members of the organization network with companies in various ways.
External Networking Duties:
- Primarily responsible for organizing events, activities, and resources that connect talent, funds, and opportunities available outside of the University with AAWE for the purpose of enriching our members
- Co-chair of the Networking Committee
Joel is a senior in Aerospace Engineering, from San Antonio, Texas. He previously served as the Outreach Officer, but is now on his second year of Internal Programs. Being a member of AAWE has allowed him to connect to other people that share similar interests. He is excited to help the organization for the third year in a row.
Internal Programs Duties:
- Organizes events, activities, and resources that connect talent, funds, and opportunities available within the University with AAWE for the purpose of enriching our members
- Co-Chair of the Programs Committee
Katherine is a senior in aerospace engineering. She's been involved with AAWE for four years, and is excited with it's progress and potential. She hopes to help AAWE grow and help make its impact within the AERO organizations with A&M's support.
Outreach Chair Duties:
- Primarily responsible for organizing events, activities, and resources that connect talent, funds, opportunities, etc. available within AAWE to outside groups for the purpose of enriching non-members
- Contact and inform all incoming freshmen engineering students of AAWE’s available opportunities, including the end of the year banquet
- Co-chair of the Communications Committee.
Each committee is created to help with planning and execution of events. If you are interested in getting involved, be sure to check out AAWE‘s committees, which are open to all members! The AAWE committees are:
- Funding & Social Committee
- Communications & Outreach Committee
- Networking Committee
Led by the treasurer and social chair,
this committee is responsible for:
- Buying refreshments and meals for all meetings and social events
- Creating and organizing social events
- Organizing the end of the year banquet
- Holding fundraisers for events and programs
- Managing AAWE sales
- Finding sponsors for events and programs
Led by the secretary & outreach chair,
this committee is responsible for:
- Advertising the organization’s general meetings and events around campus and the community
- Maintaining a website for the organization
- Creating AAWE shirt designs
- Sending regular e-mail updates to members
- Visiting freshmen engineering classes, informing students about AAWE
- Providing outreach opportunities to younger generations through programs or events
- Arranging volunteering opportunities in the community
Led by the external networking chair and internal programs chair,
this committee is responsible for:
- Organizing seminars and workshops on skills related to aerospace engineering
- Creating an updating a list of available scholarships for Aerospace Engineering
- Organizing externships with aerospace-related companies
- Organizing visits to industry
- Running a mentorshop program connecting professionals with students
- Arranging for workshops and lectures given by individuals from within the University
- Corresponding and organizing events with related local organizations, such as SEC, SWE, AIAA, WIN, AWICS, etc
If you would like to join a committee you can fill out an application HERE
- MAROON SHIRT WITH AAWE LOGO: $10
- "AERO SPACE" SHIRT: $10
- MAROON PARENT SHIRT WITH AEROSPACE ENGINEERING LOGO: $10
- "DO YOU EVEN LIFT" SHIRT:$10"
- 75TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRTS: $10 - ALSO IN MAROON (Not yet available)
- LANYARD WITH AEROSPACE ENGINEERING LOGO: $1
If you would like to donate to our scholarship fund, sponsor an AAWE meeting or event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a special thanks, your logo will be placed here on our website.
If you would like to join our ListServ to receive weekly e-mails about events, click HERE
If you have any questions or wish to receive additional information please contact us at:
This is an open position, feel free to run for it by sending a slide to our email!
Social Chair Duties:
- Responsible for activities that are primarily social in nature
- Reserve rooms for AAWE meetings and activities
- Organize all travel arrangements
- Co-chair of the Social Committee.