Elizabeth Bierman
Elizabeth Keller Bierman
Principal Systems Engineer, Honeywell Aerospace
Minneapolis, MN

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Biography
Elizabeth Bierman is a principal systems engineer for Honeywell Aerospace in Minneapolis. She is been with Honeywell since 2003 in a variety of roles in systems engineering, customer support and program management. Previous to Honeywell, she worked for Rockwell Collins as a systems engineer in avionics. Elizabeth has a strong passion around diversity and inclusion. Elizabeth has been involved with the Society of Women Engineers since 1994, joining as a collegiate member her first week at Iowa State and continuing her membership as a professional. She served on the Board of Directors as Society Secretary and President Elect and was honored to serve as President for FY15. Elizabeth was a 2006 SWE Distinguished New Engineer Recipient. Elizabeth has a Bachelors Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s in Systems Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Bentley University. Elizabeth received her program management certification (PMP) in 2007. She was inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame in 2015. She is married to David and has two daughters, Lauren and Avery.
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  • Abbey, University of Mississippi asked Elizabeth Bierman, Honeywell Aerospace

    Added Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    I am currently a Freshman at Ole Miss and have recently become very interested in the field of aerospace after hearing a speaker from NASA at a convention over spring break. I would like to pursue a career in engineering to do so because of my love for math and the upcoming possibilities with the trip to Mars. Unfortunately our school doesn't offer an aerospace program or degree, so I was wondering what the best route to go would be maybe chemical engineering, transferring schools, etc.? Also, ...
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  • Amy, asked Elizabeth Bierman, Honeywell Aerospace

    Added Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:18 AM

    I am 12 years old and am looking into the future of what I would want to do for a living when I grow up. I am looking into all different types of engineering, but one of the main ones I am interested in is Aerospace engineering. I am looking into and researching all different types of engineering. When I figured out I could write a question on this website to an actual aerospace engineer, I was very excited. If I became an Aerospace engineer, what are the possibilities of me being able to work ...
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  • Andrea, Managua

    Added Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    Dear EngineerGirl, I am a Business administrator but I am attracted to Engineering and decided to study engineering in a master´s degree. I have been told that I do not have the personality to be an engineer, that I am not tough enough, not serious enough, specifically that I have ¨a hello kitty personality¨. What advice can you give me so I can fit in more in a tough work environment? I do not know what to do to appear more serious without changing my personality.
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    Elizabeth Bierman, Honeywell Aerospace
    Answered Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 1:03 PM
    HI Andrea,
    My advice is for you build a network of other women engineers so that when you do run into someone who is not embracing the benefits of diversity in the workplace you have people to turn to.  Not everyone in the workplace feels the same about ...
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