By Laura Hamilton Waxman
Have you outfitted a funky technological know-how venture? In center university, Aprille Ericsson received moment position in a technology reasonable. She knew she desired to continue developing remarkable technological know-how initiatives. As an grownup, she grew to become an engineer and works at NASA construction spacecraft.
Ericsson used to be one of many few ladies in her center tuition who enjoyed math and technological know-how. Years later, she grew to become the 1st lady to obtain a PhD in mechanical engineering from Howard college. At NASA, she's helped construct spacecraft that could map the moon, visual display unit weather swap, or perhaps deliver soil and rocks again from Mars. learn the way Ericsson's ardour for technological know-how has helped her pave the best way for destiny engineers.
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I have been able to present my research and speak around the United States, Canada, Germany, and England. . I’ve even attended a space shuttle launch. ” —Aprille Ericsson 28 TIMELINE 1963 1986 Ericsson graduates from MIT with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical/astronautical engineering, four months after the Challenger disaster. 1995 Ericsson becomes the first woman to earn a PhD in mechanical engineering from Howard University. 2009 The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA), which Ericsson worked on, launches.
As an adult, she became an engineer and works at NASA building spacecraft.
Aerospace Engineer Aprille Ericsson by Laura Hamilton Waxman