Meet our modern-day Amelia Earharts

Amelia Earhart was a pioneer for women in aviation, becoming the first female to pilot an airplane across the Atlantic in the 1930s. She worked at Purdue from 1935 -37 as a career counselor for women students and as an adviser to the Department of Aeronautics, inspiring countless women in an era when there were few female pilots. Purdue is proud of its Earhart legacy, as well as its current crop of female pilots. With the public now getting a fresh look at the life of the aviatrix in the movie "Amelia," Purdue is profiling five students who are following in Amelia's footsteps.

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