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Meet the First Black woman to Earn a PhD in Aerospace Engineering

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Meet the First Black woman to Earn a PhD in Aerospace Engineering

By Carma Henry via https://www.blackpressusa.com/

An African lady has become the first Black woman to get a doctorate degree in aerospace engineering.

The talented lady is said to be a national aeronautics and space administration whiz. 30-year-old Wendy Okolo has achieved a lot in her career.

African is slowly becoming known for producing geniuses who almost always break barriers in their several industries.

Born to a family of six, her career took off at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a United States agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

According to her biography on NASA, she achieved both her bachelor’s degree and doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 and 2015 respectively. Okolo was only 26 years old when she became the first Black woman to get a doctorate degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

But, Okolo had been making waves even before then. During her undergraduate years, she was in the …

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