Mechanical engineering professor Catherine Mavriplis recently received the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award. She was one of seven women honoured for their exceptional contributions to Canadian aviation and aerospace. An advocate of advancing women in science, engineering and mathematics,
Mavriplis is an expert in computational fluid dynamics. She is also the NSERC – Pratt & Whitney Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (Ontario).
The Northern Lights Award Foundation was established in memory of Elsie MacGill, a Canadian aeronautical engineer who became the world’s first female aircraft designer.