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Emily Shepherdson left a lucrative management career to pursue a passion that was sparked in childhood – space exploration. The recipient of the 2018 Amelia Earhart Fellowship is researching technologies that will enable robots to operate in space without human involvement.

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2018 International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

Presenting my work on Augmented State Estimation using Neural Networks at the 2018 IAC in Bremen, Germany.

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2018 Robotics Industry Night

As a panellist, we answered questions and discussed the current and future opportunities in robotics.

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2019 Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation - Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Doctoral Award

Ambassadorial Award for a woman who demonstrates leadership, ambassadors for the profession and serves as a role model for other women who dream of becoming engineers.

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2019 Canadian Student Summit on Aerospace (CSSA)

One of six headline speakers at the 2019 Canadian Student Summit on Aerospace where I discussed the evolution of Canadian robotics in space and where we are headed for the future.

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2020 Women in Science Symposium

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Geeky Girl Reality - Interview

#STEMStories: Emily, PhD Student in Aerospace Engineering, Canada

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Scanlan: Chasing a dream and the stars.

Emily Gleeson, second-year aerospace engineering PhD student, recently received a 2018 Amelia Earhart Fellowship, part of the Zonta International Foundation advocating for women in science, business and public life.

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WEMADEIT: EngHERO - Emily Shepherdson

Emily Shepherdson, our newest #engHERO is an Aerospace Engineering PhD student at Ryerson University. Don't be surprised to see her in the future as a Canadian astronaut.


Yeates School of Graduate Studies - Profile

Check out why I chose to do graduate studies in Aerospace Engineering and how Ryerson is helping me to make my dream a reality.

List of Fellows

Zonta Internation introduces the 2018 Amelia Earhart Fellows

We are proud to announce the 2018 Amelia Earhart Fellows. These 30 exceptional women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are from 18 countries and studying fields as diverse as mechanical engineering, planetary sciences and aeronautics. We are excited to welcome them into our community of AE Fellows and look forward to following their contributions to science.

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