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Mass High Tech names Newman among "Women to Watch"

Dava Newman in the Man Vehicle Lab with the robot she uses to test next generation space suits
Dava Newman in the Man Vehicle Lab with the robot she uses to test next generation space suits
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Mass High Tech newspaper has named MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Professor Dava Newman as one of its 2010 “MHT Women to Watch.”

The 11 women selected as honorees are inventors, entrepreneurs, mentors, and community leaders, viewed as future leaders in their respective fields, including biotech, robotics, software, and cleantech.

“Certain parts of the technology community continue to struggle when it comes to advancing women engineers and entrepreneurs. So we continue to shine a spotlight on those women in technology who stand out as examples of the very high level of talent New England has been able to foster,” said MHT editor Doug Banks.
Newman SM ’89, PhD ’92, a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, directs MIT’s Technology and Policy Program. She is an expert in multidisciplinary research combining aerospace biomedical engineering, human-in-the-loop modeling, biomechanics, human interface technology, life sciences, systems analysis, design and policy. Her current research includes advanced space suit design, astronaut motion dynamics and control, mission analysis, and engineering systems design and policy analysis. She also has ongoing efforts in assistive techologies to augment human locomotion on earth.
Newman will be profiled in the March 17 Mass High Tech issue and recognized at an event on March 19.

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