By Laura Hamilton Waxman
Have you equipped a funky technology venture? In center institution, Aprille Ericsson received moment position in a technological know-how reasonable. She knew she desired to hold growing striking technological know-how tasks. As an grownup, she turned an engineer and works at NASA development spacecraft.
Ericsson used to be one of many few women in her heart institution who enjoyed math and technology. Years later, she grew to become the 1st girl to obtain a PhD in mechanical engineering from Howard collage. At NASA, she's helped construct spacecraft which could map the moon, display screen weather swap, or perhaps carry 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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2009 The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA), which Ericsson worked on, launches. 2013 Aprille Joy Ericsson is born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 1. 1992 Ericsson gets a job at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. 1997 Ericsson receives the Women in Science and Engineering Award, one of many awards she will earn. 2010 Ericsson speaks at the White House as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s mentoring program for high school girls. Ericsson serves as an international speaker for the Women in Engineering Conference in South Africa for the third consecutive year.
TECH TALK “Being smart and committed to learning new things has had its rewards. I have been to the White House several times. 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.
The White House. She tells young people to “read, read, read, and learn, learn, learn,” and to work hard, shoot for the moon, and follow their dreams. Ericsson continues to inspire others with her work every day. No matter what new project she is tackling, she always works hard and does her best. TECH TALK “Being smart and committed to learning new things has had its rewards. I have been to the White House several times. I have been able to present my research and speak around the United States, Canada, Germany, and England.