Grant winners of 2012 share their IAC experience

As of yesterday, WIA Europe has now officially awarded the final two grants of 2012. Congratulations to Zhuoyan Lu and Eirini Komninou!

Both ladies received €500 to accommodate their travel to the 2012 IAC in Naples so that they could present their submitted papers in person. They entered truly excellent abstracts and are highly motivated students well-deserving of their prize, which also includes a free membership to Women in Aerospace Europe.

Both winners decided to share their IAC experience with us:

"It was a great opportunity for us not only to get to know each other but also to exchange ideas, information and opinions on the industry, its needs and the representation of women in our area. Most importantly, it was a valuable asset to meet women who are well established in this industry and receive advice from them.

"So once again a big thank you to the Women in Aerospace - Europe for supporting us and helping us receive valuable information and advice from female leaders of our field."
Eirini Komninou

"I am more than excited to get the good news! I just discussed with my colleagues at ISU SSP12 program about whether or not I will go to IAC 2012 this year....surprise...I can go now. So happy! Thanks a lot WIA-Europe!

"I will do my best in my space law field and encourage other young ladies who has the interest in space to join our excellent group as well. I will definitely mention WIA-Europe not only at the congress but also other occasions because it is indeed an excellent group!

"Again many thanks for the admission committee, WIA-Europe and thanks to Maria Cristina for helping with the application."
Zhuoyan Lu

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