Ski-U-Mah to Space: CSE Alumnae Discuss Their Careers at NASA

CSE Alumni and Friends • Registration Required

CSE alumni and friends are invited to a special Homecoming Week webinar featuring a panel of CSE alumnae who will discuss their careers at NASA. Welcome and introductory remarks will be made by CSE Dean Andrew Alleyne, and there will be time for audience questions following the panel discussion.

Learn more and register for the event!

This panel discussion is free and open to the public. A link to join the Zoom webinar will be sent automatically from "CSE Alumni Relations" following registration. Questions? Contact

The panel will feature:

  • Michele Brekke, Aerospace Engineering '75, M.S. Mechanics '77 - NASA's first woman flight director, Brekke currently serves as Flight Manager for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner missions to the International Space Station after retiring from NASA after a 37-year career;
  • Heather McDonald, Aerospace Engineering '92 - The first woman to serve as NASA's Chief Engineer for the International Space Station Program; and
  • Meagan Thompson, Geophysics '06 - Program Executive at NASA Headquarters, where she co-leads the Planetary Science Research and Analysis programs, the Planetary Data Ecosystem, oversees the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) coordination group, and is the former Program Executive for the Juno mission to Jupiter.


Start date
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, Noon

Zoom Webinar