Interview to Inspire: Ir. Koo Su Ling,

When Koo Su Ling started her study at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering in 1955, she did not know that she was the first female student at the faculty. At the time, only Aeronautical Engineering was a track within the study, and space was not yet implemented. She was the only women within the first year, which existed of 45 people in total.

Koo Su Ling was only 16 years old when she started her studies in September, but was only able to attend the university in 1956, making her miss the first part of the academic year. Due to the fact that she arrived quite late, it was hard for her to make friends. It was because of this that she joined the ‘Delftsche Vrouwelijke Studenten Vereeniging”, where she was able to make female friends.

When she graduated in 1965, she made national headlines. She even got interviewed by several newspapers. Since this was such a memorable moment in the history of our study, we have decided to interview her and ask her about her experiences with the faculty, her colleagues and her personal life during her student time. This interview will be held on the 6th of December, in our own faculty.

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