Women In Aerospace (WIA) is a registered student organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign whose goal is to promote and maintain women's interests in the field of aerospace engineering. WIA also aims to provide a supportive resource for current and prospective female aerospace engineers and foster a sense of community for women in the aerospace engineering department here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our campus chapter of WIA is also a chapter of the Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA) committee within the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

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  • Technical Projects
  • Social Events
  • Professional and Academic Development
  • Networking

2019-2020 Executive Board

Emily Williams

Neha Bagde
External Vice President

Lexi English
Internal Vice President

Zana Essmyer
Outreach Director

Shirley Shah

Ani Pirosmanishvili

Noor Ansari
External Representative

Professor Tess Saxton-Fox

Laura Gerhold

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