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Celebrating Women Engineers with NASA Team Chief Julie Bellerose

Date & time
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Join us for a celebration of women engineers, featuring Julie Bellerose, DART Navigation Team Chief at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Julie made history when she led her team through a successful test that showed NASA could deflect an asteroid in the event of one aiming to hit planet earth in September of this year.

At this special end-of-term event, Julie Bellerose will discuss her incredible accomplishment and share her insights with engineering students and mentors from Concordia’s Women in Engineering – Career Launch Experience (WIE-CLE) program, students from the Gina Cody School, and the general public.

A moment of silence will be held to honour the 14 women who were killed 33 years ago at the École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989. The École Polytechnique is the School of Engineering at the Université de Montréal.

How can you participate? Join us in person by registering for the Eventbrite or online by registering for the Zoom meeting or watching live on YouTube. 

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Special Guest

Julie Bellerose

NASA Chief, DART Navigation Team Chief at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Bellerose is the DART Navigation chief, based at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. She graduated with a BEng in Mechanical engineering from McGill University and a PhD in Aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan. She has supported navigation of Cassini, Hayabusa2, Rosetta, and Osiris-Rex.


Nadia Bhuiyan 

PhD Eng., Vice-Provost, Partnerships and Experiential Learning at Concordia University

Lucia Plescia

MA Women in Engineering Program Coordinator

Cherine Zananiri

Director, Institute for Co-operative Education and Experiential Learning

Dr. Mourad Debbabi

Dean of the Gina Cody School of Engineering, Professor & Tier I Concordia Research Chair, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering

The WIE-CLE mentorship program is focused on supporting women engineering students to achieve their ambitions and overcome the challenges they face in this non-traditional field. The Institute for Cooperative Education brings together women engineering students and mentors to share challenges and insights.

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