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Kayleen Helms

Dr. Kayleen L. E. Helms is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she received a B.S. in civil engineering (structures) from Marquette University.  She then earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering (solid mechanics/materials) from Texas A&M University.  After completing her Ph.D., she continued at Texas A&M as a post-doctoral research associate and lecturer in aerospace engineering where she helped establish the Materials Science & Engineering graduate degree program and the initial NASA URETI-funded Texas Institute for Intelligent Bio-Nano Materials and Structures for Aerospace Vehicles.  She also taught several courses in mechanics and materials science and received the 2001 SEC Faculty of the Year Award.  She additionally coordinated and taught on six TAMU-COE Engineering Study Abroad Programs, was very active in undergraduate curriculum, recruitment, and outreach including Women in Science & Engineering Board Member. 

Dr. Helms joined Intel’s Technology & Manufacturing Group in the ATTD (Assembly Technology & Test Development) organization in Chandler, Arizona (Phoenix) where she has been in multiple groups supporting manufacturing, design, and quality & reliability (Q&R) for 12 years.  Currently, she is the Customer Engagement Lead in the Core Competency Group for structural integrity of products. Externally, she leads efforts interacting with customers, industry consortia, and tool and collateral suppliers. Internally, she leads or supports efforts across ATTD, business groups, sales & marketing, and Q&R to address structural integrity challenges in manufacturing, thermal-mechanical enabling, and other Q&R risks, influencing business processes and DfX efforts.  She has authored several technical publications and contributions to industry standards.

Additionally, Kayleen is a member of several professional organizations across disciplines (IEEE, ASME, AIAA, ASCE, SWE) and active in various service roles including the Aerospace Engineering Advisory Board at Texas A&M  and STEM outreach/mentoring; and she has traveled globally visiting ~40 countries to date.