Alicia Morgan is an award-winning executive leader and a graduate of Tuskegee University with a BS in Aerospace Science Engineering and New Mexico State University with an MS in Industrial Engineering. Her professional experience includes working in Process Engineering and Capital Asset Management at Fortune 500 companies such as Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, and Raytheon. As a Public Voices Fellow, TEDx Speaker and keynote presenter she helps attendees learn that there is life after failure. Alicia is the Vice President of Education and Programs at the Frontiers of Flight Museum she is responsible for managing the development and execution of school and public programs through aviation and spaceflight history which reaches over 40,000 students annually. In 2018, under Alicia’s leadership, the Museum Education Department received the Million Women Mentors® Stand Up for STEM Award at the Texas Women & Girls in STEM Summit for The Young Women’s STEM Leadership Initiative. The Initiative reaches over 2100 girls annually through partnerships with girls’ schools in the Dallas area, through spring break girls’ camps and youth volunteer programs that stood out as models important to recognize and share. The successful initiative has now expanded in a Youth STEM Initiative serving both girls and boys that will provide multiple exposures for hands-on experiential learning through onsite and outreach programs.
She was a Program Leader for the after school program Heart House Dallas and lead researcher for the Dallas Community College District(DCCCD) STEM Accelerator Insight Project website. The project through a grant partnership with the Dallas County Community College District, Educate Texas, and the Helmsley Foundation supports a healthy, growing STEM workforce for North Texas. The project’s website is a student, parent, and teacher friendly online portal that introduces educational and career options in STEM for middle school, high school and college students in the DFW area. Broadening her experiences as a thought leader in 2018 she was selected to be the keynote speaker at the Tuskegee University STEM Open house funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR project. There were more than 125 poster presenters representing students from various Alabama universities. They were also over 90 middle school students in attendance for her keynote presentation on the fight to the space race through the Apollo program as well as her moderation of a panel discussion of doctoral candidates for their STEM related research posters.
She is an active member of The Dallas Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The chapter serves almost three thousand professional and student members. Alicia has a significant impact on both the retention of women engineers in the workforce and through her leadership reaching women and K-12 girls. She was the opening session speaker for the 2016 Dallas SWE Design Your World Conference at Eastfield College in Dallas which helped to show middle school girls they can succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. By the numbers the conference served 150 4th-5th graders, 49 parents and educators, and 158 volunteers helping to make it an exciting day to learn about what it means to be an engineer. Alicia was selected as our October 2016 Dallas SWE Member of the Month and in 2018 for the Outreach Mentor Award for her dedication to outreach activities. Her engaging style enables her to communicate across many cultures and generations. She represented the Dallas SWE chapter as a speaker at the Region C Professional Development Conference in 2016. Her insightful topic “Women in STEM: Your Voice, Your Story and Your Power provided practical tools and resources for women not only to succeed professionally but personally as well. She currently serves on the following boards, Bryan Adams High School NAF Academies of Engineering/Health Sciences Advisory Board and the Women’s Network and Young Women’s STEM Leadership Initiative for the Frontiers of Flight Museum supporting STEM Education. Alicia continues to advocate for young women through partnerships with Girl Scouts, Women in Aviation, Girl Powered Events by VEX Robotics, Girls Inc. and various school districts and other organizations through DFW and beyond.
As a successful cross-generational and inclusive leader Alicia was named the Dallas Millennial Club STEM Leader of the Year at their 2018 annual gala. In spring 2019, she will receive the 2019 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) WE Local Engaged Advocate award for mentoring, education leadership and K-12 outreach.
Other Achievements include:
- K-12 Promotion of Education Honoree - Women of Color in STEM Conference
- Alpha Honors Kenn Manous Scholarship Gala STEM Award
- Dallas SWE Outreach Mentor Award
- J Rêve International Emerging Leader in STEAM
Strategic Planning | Board Leadership and Development | Program Management |
K-16 Education and Outreach | Fundraising
"I have been so grateful to have Alicia's involvement on the Scholarship Advisory Committee for the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation. The scholarship committee has the crucial responsibility of selecting recipients for the 20-plus scholarships bestowed annually by the Foundation. Last year, Alicia reviewed close to 60 applications, helping choose 21 Woodrow seniors to receive $40,750 in scholarships. Her contributions to this volunteer committee are making a difference for young people in our community."
- Leigh Straughn
Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation
"I met Alicia when I was an executive officer for the SMU collegiate chapter of National Society of Black Engineers. She regularly supported our chapter from 2015-2017 through public speaking, hosting professional workshops, mentorship, and behind-the-scenes support for the SMU NSBE executive board. Along with SMU NSBE, Alicia also personally supported me and advocated for my success. Thanks to her nomination, I was selected as a finalist for The City Influencer’s 2016 College Influencer of the Year Search. This distinguished honor opened doors for me and allowed me to network with other influential people throughout the country. On multiple occasions Alicia acknowledged my often-unseen efforts as a student and a leader. I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Software Engineering thanks to women like her, who paved the way academically and positively impacted me."
- Nariana Sands