Miami Presents: Celebrating Women's History Month with NASA's Nicole Smith '97

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Join the Miami University Alumni Association as we celebrate Women's History Month! In this webinar we will hear from alumna Nicole Smith '97, Chief of the Exploration Systems Office at NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center. On Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET we will get the chance to talk to Nicole, discuss her time at NASA, and how her Miami education led her to this career path! 

This webinar is free to Miamians and friends, but registration is required. Please email Emily LeFevers at with any questions. 

Nicole Smith's Bio:

Nicole Smith is the Chief of the Exploration Systems Office at NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center, where she manages a broad portfolio of projects supporting Orion, Space Launch System, Human Landing Systems, Human Research Program, International Space Station, and Advanced Exploration Systems. Previously, she was the project manager for Orion testing at Plum Brook Station, completing environmental testing of the Artemis I spacecraft ahead of schedule, as well as mission-critical evaluations of the Ascent Abort-2 and European Service Module test articles.  She has experience in engineering, Mission Operations, and program management for the International Space Station and Orion programs at both Johnson and Glenn. Nicole was also a Legislative Fellow, supporting the senior senator from Ohio as an aerospace and manufacturing expert. She has served on the board of directors for both Hard Hatted Women – Ohio (HHW-Ohio) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and is a member of the Miami University College of Engineering and Computing Advisory Council and Women’s Advisory Council.  She earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics & statistics and aeronautics from Miami University, and a master’s in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati.