Celebrating 100 Years of Women -  Women Leading in Science and Engineering - Webinar Series
November 16, 2021
7-8:30 p.m. ET

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of women at Virginia Tech! In this series, we will explore women leaders in the science and engineering fields.  In November, we will highlight women leaders that have pushed boundaries within their fields. As we listen to their stories, we can not only learn from them, but it would be difficult to not be inspired to greatness ourselves.

Lyons is the only woman in the universe leading the development of a deep space commercial chain to the Moon and beyond.  Lyons is the deputy manager for the Gateway Program’s Deep Space Logistics at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. She leads the integration of commercial logistics missions to the Gateway; a unique, orbiting outpost around the Moon that will support NASA’s Artemis missions to the lunar surface, as well as the agency’s Moon to Mars exploration initiatives. Her responsibilities include oversight of the design, development, test and evaluation of the commercial spacecraft, launch vehicles and integration services.  She received a Bachelor of Science in aerospace and ocean engineering from Virginia Tech, a Master of Science in space technology from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in engineering management from the University of Central Florida.

Following Jennifer’s presentation, participants will have the opportunity to network with other alumni and students in smaller breakout rooms.

There is no charge for attendance; however, we have provided an option to make a gift at check-out for those who would like to contribute. All gifts will benefit the College of Science and College of Engineering Annual Fund to support women in these fields.

The registration for this event has closed. Thank you for your interest. Please contact Katie Lafon at klafon@vt.edu for more information regarding future events.