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Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by nwabobo: 6:59pm On Mar 19
Dr. Wendy Okolo is a Nigerian-born National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aerospace engineer and the first Black woman to earn a doctorate in the field.

According to her profile on the organization's website, Okolo works as a special emphasis programs manager at Ames Research Center and is a research engineer in the Discovery and Systems Health Technology (DaSH) Area. Her role includes researching control systems applications, systems health monitoring and creating solutions for issues related to the designing of aircraft and spacecraft. 

She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 and 2015. Okolo completed her dissertation research with a focus on aircraft fuel-saving methods. Her research was funded by several organizations including the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), American Institute for Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC).

After completing her graduate studies, she worked a summer researcher at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the Control Design and Analysis Branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory. While there, Okolo piloted one of the world’s fastest crewed aircraft.

Per the Philadelphia Tribune, Okolo is the first Black woman to earn a doctorate in aerospace engineering at just 26 years old. Along with accomplishing the prestigious honor, she was the winner of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Global Competitiveness Conference award for being the most promising engineer in the United States government.  

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by nwabobo: 7:03pm On Mar 19
This Igbo women again?

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by Davash222(m): 7:05pm On Mar 19
Awon Okoros setting the pace .

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by EVILFOREST: 8:11pm On Mar 19
nwabobo:
This Igbo women again?
I tire ooooo

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by grayht(m): 8:20pm On Mar 19
Let's make Nigeria great again...
Let's unite and shun tribalistic comments.. wink


One Nigeria.!!

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by DearDotun: 9:58pm On Mar 19
I like her boobs - well spaced. Now I understand the reason for a degree in aerospace wink

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by OboOlora(f): 9:59pm On Mar 19
Beauty[s][/s] and brain

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by mcharles: 9:59pm On Mar 19
Igbo amaka

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by dipopooo(m): 9:59pm On Mar 19
DearDotun:
I like her boobs - well spaced. Now I understand the reason for a degree in aerospace wink

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by 23Tunde45(m): 10:00pm On Mar 19
Okoro amaka

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by grayht(m): 10:00pm On Mar 19
DearDotun:
I like her boobs - well spaced. Now I understand the reason for a degree in aerospace wink

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by Dre19: 10:00pm On Mar 19
Africa is Igbo. Kill yourself!!!

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by CuntBobby: 10:01pm On Mar 19
Igbo Amaka

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by toyosiabayomi96: 10:01pm On Mar 19
hmmnn Phd @ 26.. Make she con break the record in 9ja na ASUU strike alone go finish her

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by Nigeriaismine: 10:02pm On Mar 19
Igbo Amaka

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by Angelawhite(m): 10:02pm On Mar 19
Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by lordraiden(m): 10:02pm On Mar 19
Tribalism just full here ...nothing else

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by oyi1(m): 10:03pm On Mar 19
Igbo kwenu!!
Igbos making Nigeria great since 18BC
Afonja you see Una mate??

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by Nobody: 10:03pm On Mar 19
DearDotun:
I like her boobs - well spaced. Now I understand the reason for a degree in aerospace wink
Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by idonhammer: 10:03pm On Mar 19
Ndigbo amaka

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by ubee: 10:03pm On Mar 19
mcharles:
Igbo amaka
Yoruba amaka

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by Generalnomercy: 10:03pm On Mar 19
Igbo Amaka.


Yet, this is an ethic group Yorubas calls third class citizens in a country where everyone should be given equal treatment and opportunity.


Anyway, Nigeria is the loser here...


The lady can't work in Nigeria because she knows her tribe is hated beyond remedy....

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by basmur(m): 10:04pm On Mar 19
Nice accomplishment dear...

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Re: Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering by deepwater(f): 10:04pm On Mar 19
nice at 26!

someone here told me yesterday that his family is just okay having their own daughter being a full house wife with an almost Nigerian first class degree - whatever that means grin

papiforreal:


What's your problem with what someone chooses to do with his life after graduating?
You see, you cannot shove your choice and taste into the throat people.
I have a sister that finished at the top of her class, she narrowly missed first class but she's full house wife and have never worked in her life.
If your ambition is to build a career and work till your retire, then good luck, but don't try to look down on someone that prefer to become a make up artist after a second class upper. It's her qualifications and choice not yours. That's why it's called choice.
You that has exposure what did you invented?
I know someone working in oil company that quit to start his own business and I know another that quit banking sector to flaunt his own printing business.

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