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Women in Aviation - The Early Years

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The IEEE Central Texas Section Joint SMC-AES Chapter joined in a celebration of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week by participating in a noontime lecture on “Women in Aviation – The Early Years” presented by Ron Mathis at Southwest Research Institute on March 8, 2017.  Women of Aviation Worldwide Week is an annual celebration of women’s historical contributions to aviation.  It is held each year during the week that includes March 8th, commemorating the first female pilot license worldwide earned by Raymonde de Laroche on March 8, 1910.  Events are held to raise awareness of aviation’s opportunities for girls and women, and sparks vocations among the female population by introducing girls and women to aviation through industry-wide collaboration.​

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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