Madison Forseth

Madison Forseth

Brooke Owens Fellow

Madison Forseth is an incoming associate systems engineer at BAE Systems, Inc. Space and Mission Systems whose guiding mission is to enable humans to live long-term in space. She is a Brooke Owens Fellow, a competitive program for high achieving women and gender minorities in aerospace. Forseth is preparing to graduate with her BS in aerospace engineering this spring from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA, and is soon moving to Colorado for her new role.

Forseth is on the steering committee for Space Gala hosted by Reinvented Magazine, an event celebrating women in the space industry which raises funds for programs to inspire and better represent women in STEM. In 2022, she was also awarded the AIAA Diversity Scholarship which sponsored her to attend ASCEND where she gained industry exposure and mentorship. She also runs a space outreach Instagram account, @astro.madison.

Forseth has contributed to physics research on axion dark matter at California State University East Bay by collecting magnetic field data in the woods and presenting at the 2021 Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics conference in Orlando, FL with her team. This research has since been published by the American Physical Society and featured in Nature. Prior to transferring to San Jose State, Forseth attended Chabot College in her hometown of Hayward, CA where her spark of inspiration to pursue a career in aerospace was ignited. During this time, she was trained in proposal writing and mission concept design by NASA through the L’SPACE academies and gained exposure to the industry through NASA’s NCAS program for community college students.

Forseth believes that a future in space will bring untold benefits to the lives of all of humanity and through many channels works to inspire others to join in this pursuit.

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Master Moderator: Madison Forseth

Thursday, April 11, 2024

8:45 am - 5:00 pm