WomenAndMath

Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)


Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Rebecca Shaw, USN
U.S Navy Test Pilot
U.S. Naval Academy, BS Mechanical Engineering

Lieutenant Rebecca Shaw

Lieutenant Rebecca Shaw attended the U.S Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2009.

Following commissioning, she attended flight training at Vance AFB, Oklahoma and NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, earning her Naval Aviator wings in April 2011. She attended P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron training with Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30) at NAS Jacksonville, FL. In February 2012, she reported for her first operational flying tour with the World Famous Golden Eagles of Patrol Squadron NINE (VP-9). While attached to VP-9, Lieutenant Shaw deployed to Sigonella, Italy, Souda Bay, Greece, Rota, Spain and conducted detached operations in Keflavik, Iceland and Lossiemouth, Scotland supporting naval operations in the Mediterranean, Northern Africa and Northern Atlantic, to include Operation Nimble Warning.

In Spring of 2015, Lieutenant Shaw was selected to attend U.S. Naval Test Pilot School as a member of class 149. She graduated from the Engineering Test Pilot School course in June of 2016. Following graduation, she reported to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ZERO (VX-20), serving as a MQ-4C Triton Project Officer and P-8A Poseidon Test Pilot. In fall of 2016 she was accepted into Johns Hopkins University Professional Engineering program where she is currently completing her Masterís Degree in Space Systems Engineering.

Lieutenant Shaw has over 1,200 hours of flight time and has flown a combination of 20 models of jet, prop and rotary wing aircraft. Her awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the National Service Defense Medal.

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