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Niger­ian Women Becomes First Black Woman with Ph.D in Aero­space Engi­neer­ing

Nige­ria born Wendy A. Oko­lo, have made Nige­ria proud by set­ting a new record as she becomes the first black woman to hold a Ph.D in Aero­space Engi­neer­ing in USA.

Dr. Wendy Oko­lo is just 28 years old, she is of Igbo her­itage and resides in the US,  she was also dec­o­rat­ed along­side with ‘2019 Black Engi­neer­ing Award’. Accord­ing to ‘thi­sisafrica’, she is cur­rent­ly an aero­space research engi­neer at the Ames Research Cen­ter, a major Nation­al Aero­nau­tics and Space Admin­is­tra­tion (NASA) research cen­ter in California’s Sil­i­con Val­ley. Oko­lo. NASA is the U.S. agency respon­si­ble for the civil­ian space pro­gram, aero­nau­tics and aero­space research.

She report­ed­ly bagged the achieve­ment at age 26, some few years back, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Arling­ton, where she earned both her under­grad­u­ate and doc­tor­al degrees.

This shows Nige­ri­ans in dias­po­ra are mak­ing the coun­try proud, just recent­ly we brought you news of Ifeo­ma Onuike who grad­u­at­ed as the over­all best stu­dent of Grine Amer­i­can Uni­ver­si­ty Cyprus. It is just one of those many suc­cess sto­ries of Nige­ri­ans in the dias­po­ra soar­ing high.

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