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Nigerian 26-year-old lady becomes the first African-American to bag PhD in Aerospace Engineering in US

Wendy Okolo, a Nigerian-American, will become the first black woman to get a doctor of philosophy in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas in the United States.

At the age of 26, Wendy Okolo accomplished this amazing. After being granted admission to the University of Texas to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, she began her postsecondary study there.

Wendy excelled in her undergraduate program and finally earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. She proceeded to enrol on a PhD program at the University of Texas

5 years after her Bachelor’s degree, she emerged as the first-ever black woman to earn a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas, Arlington, United States.

Since then, Dr. Wendy Okolo has distinguished herself as an aerospace engineer and won numerous prizes.

The Nigerian government praised her accomplishments and hailed her as a capable representative of her country.

Dr. Wendy Okolo received an Excellence Award from the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 2022.

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She announced on Instagram that she had received the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal.

Another african-American lady becomes first woman to earn PhD in Aerospace Engineering in US university
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EDUCATIONNigerian 26-year-old lady becomes the first African-American to bag PhD in Aerospace Engineering in USPublished2 weeks agoonSeptember 26, 2022ByOlakunle Animashaun

Wendy Okolo, a Nigerian-American, will become the first black woman to get a doctor of philosophy in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas in the United States.

At the age of 26, Wendy Okolo accomplished this amazing. After being granted admission to the University of Texas to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, she began her postsecondary study there.

Wendy excelled in her undergraduate program and finally earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. She proceeded to enrol on a PhD program at the University of Texas

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5 years after her Bachelor’s degree, she emerged as the first-ever black woman to earn a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas, Arlington, United States.

Since then, Dr. Wendy Okolo has distinguished herself as an aerospace engineer and won numerous prizes.

The Nigerian government praised her accomplishments and hailed her as a capable representative of her country.

Dr. Wendy Okolo received an Excellence Award from the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 2022.

She announced on Instagram that she had received the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal.

Another african-American lady becomes first woman to earn PhD in Aerospace Engineering in US university

Dr. Nialah Wilson-Small is a young, smart woman who became the first black woman to receive a PhD in aerospace engineering from Cornell University in New York, United States.

Nialah Wilson-Small, who posted on LinkedIn to celebrate her academic achievement, called the process a wild and exhausting trip and expressed her gratitude to all of those who made it possible.

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At Howard University in Washingt, USA, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Nialah began her journey toward higher education.

She then moved on to Cornell University to obtain her Master’s in Aerospace Engineering.

Upon the conclusion of her PhD at Cornell University where she earned her Master’s degree, she announced her incredible achievement saying:

“I successfully defended my dissertation and became the 1st Black woman to get a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.”

“You may now call me Dr. Nialah Wilson-Small,” she added

As a PhD student of Cornell University in New York, Nialah worked on algorithms for large collectives of simple robots under the supervision of Dr Kirstin Petersen and Dr Shiri Azenkot.

“My current focus is human-swarm and human-drone interactions. Specifically, I study how drones can use physical feedback to influence human motion.

My work is at the cross-section of design, human-robot interaction, and autonomy,” she said via Weebly.

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