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The AIAA Diversity Scholars Program provides scholarships for underrepresented university students to attend an AIAA forum. The scholars are given the chance to expand their network and learn about career opportunities in the aerospace industry. They get to learn from engineers and scientists about the latest research and development findings that are changing the future of aerospace. Additionally, there are special sessions designed to enhance the scholars’ experience.
Debraliz participated in many networking opportunities where she connected with representatives from companies such as NASA, Lockheed Martin, Aurora from Boeing, and many more! In the Plenary and Forum 360 sessions she got to learn about the different aspects of the aviation industry, from technical advancements to social, environmental, and economic effects. She attended many technical sessions from topics of aircraft design optimization to heat transfer in chemically reacting or extreme environments.
Debraliz’s favorite event was the Rising Leaders in Aerospace Panel on the topic of growing diversity in the aerospace sector. “It was inspiring to hear from accomplished professionals in the aerospace field about how they overcame challenges, as well as, their involvement in helping diversity grow in aerospace.”
Attending the Aviation Forum as a diversity scholar was a great way for her to get involved and learn about the aerospace industry.