23rd June marks International Women in Engineering Day, a global event created to highlight the role of women in a traditionally male-dominated field.
There are many female aerospace engineers who have made history.
Samantha Cristoforetti is an Italian aviatrix, engineer and military astronaut, the first Italian woman in the crews of the European Space Agency. She is currently in space on a NASA mission.
Amalia Ercoli-Finzi is an academic, scientist and aerospace engineer. She is one of the foremost international experts in aerospace engineering, scientific advisor to NASA, ASI and ESA, and was Principal Investigator in charge of the SD2 instrument on the Rosetta space probe. She was the first woman in Italy to graduate with a degree in Aerospace Engineering with a grade of 110 cum laude.
Women working in the field of engineering pave the way for many others to enter the world of work.
Today we celebrate our female aerospace engineers and aerospace engineers-in-training; below a list of our women PhD student.
Click on the photos and take a look at their exciting projects!