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Society of Women Engineers Honors Draper’s Laura Major

October 8, 2014 | By admin

Laura MajorThe Society of Women Engineers in Cambridge, Massachusetts will honor Laura Major, Draper Laboratory’s human systems and analytics business lead, as one of its emerging leaders for 2014 at its Annual Conference for Women Engineers later this month. The award is given annually to women who has spent 10-15 years in the engineering industry who have demonstrated outstanding technical excellence resulting in significant accomplishments.

In a statement,  Darryl Sargent, Draper’s Vice President for National Security and Space Programs, said, “In Laura’s case, her work to establish Draper in the field of cognitive and human factors engineering, which ensures that the Lab delivers innovative technology that is also highly user friendly for its sponsors in the military, intelligence, space, biomedical, and energy systems fields, has been groundbreaking, and in some instances, life saving.”

Major has been active in mentoring at Draper. She has offered guidance to those inside and outside of her area of responsibility and supervised numerous students in pursuit of advanced degrees at MIT. In addition, she helped establish the Lab’s Women’s Leadership Forum, where female staff meet over lunch to share experiences and hear from guest speakers.

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