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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