DISCOVERER ‘Women in Aerospace’ Webinar

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As part of the celebrations for World Space Week 2021, the DISCOVERER project hosted a webinar on 6th October.

The aim was to showcase the contribution of women to the Aero & Space sectors, how and why some of our team became interested and how they have got their current roles, as well as the range of activities and research that can require our help! We had several school groups participate and we will be uploading the talks to the website for those who could not attend the live event. The resource pack that we have created to support the webinar will be available from the same site. Watch this space!

Many thanks to all who attended and presented talks!


We had a variety of talks and Q & A sessions from some of our team of female scientists and engineers and guest speakers, who work in or with the international space industry.

The presentations can be downloaded below.

The (in)visible ingenuity
(Dr Núria Salán, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

My journey to a career in Space Systems Engineering Research
(Dr Kate Smith, The University of Manchester)

I want Space when I grow up
(Dr Aloisia Russo, Oxford Space Systems)

Pirates, pyramids and porpoises: what’s space got to do with it?
(Dr Ciara McGrath, The University of Manchester)

Not just engineering: other useful skills in Aero
(Ms Luciana Sinpetru, The University of Manchester)