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STEMinist Speaker Series Part 3: Ms. Linda Thomas

May 4, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM




Our Third Speaker is Mr. Linda M.S. Thomas of The Boeing Company.

A native of Washington, D.C., Linda M.S. Thomas, F.SWE, received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Howard University and a master’s degree in systems architecture and engineering from the University of Southern California. A longtime employee of The Boeing Company, she is currently a Boeing Technical Fellow and system safety engineer.

A recognized system safety expert and chemical risk integration manager, she supports all the defense, space, and security programs in the company, and has represented Boeing on several national and international environmental committees.

Thomas is a senior life member of SWE and was named a SWE Fellow in 2013. As a student, she joined the Howard University Collegiate Section and began to make her mark by organizing events that raised the profile of women in engineering. Since 1997, she has served the Pacific Northwest Section in numerous positions, served as the Region J governor and lieutenant governor, and served on the Society level as director of regions.

Thomas has been an active volunteer in the Issaquah School District, where her son is a graduate, and in 2008 coordinated a visit by the first Romanian cosmonaut to several neighborhood schools. She serves on the school district’s STEM advisory board, and has taught engineering orientation courses.

As someone who quietly goes about doing great things without any fanfare, Thomas enjoys spending family time with her husband and son. She is an accomplished musician, playing the clarinet and bass clarinet.

Event Description and Ticket Info

Please join us for our first ever STEMinist Speaker Series, an intimate lecture series where young, female professionals in STEM can seek insight and advice from women who blazed the trail, survived, and thrived.


Each event will consist of a short talk followed by questions and discussion. Lectures will be held the first Friday evening of each month from March through May, from 6:30-7:30pm. The talks will be aimed at young, professional women in STEM, but the series will be free and open to the public. The events will be held at Imagination Station; children are welcome to enjoy the galleries during the event, and light refreshments will be provided.


Tickets can be reserved on our Eventbrite page, search for STEMinist Speaker Series


Imagination Station


Imagination Station
600 N. 4th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901 United States
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