A Nigerian aerospace research engineer, Wendy Okolo has received a Women in Aerospace Award. The Nigerian woman was honored for her enormous contribution to the control of airplanes.
Okolo stated that she has been inspired by giant women in the same industry. The researcher who received the award for her impactful contribution in the aerospace research work stated her appreciation for being singled out for such recognition
She was especially rewarded for how she has contributed to the unusual controls for spacecraft and air buses, and also for inspiring people all around the world.
On an Instagram post on Sunday, November 3, Okolo said she ”felt honored for having been picked among many women that were nominated for the award.”
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Two weeks ago, I received a Women In Aerospace (WIA) award for Initiative, Inspiration & Impact in Washington, DC for my work in unconventional controls for air vehicles & spacecraft and for inspiring the next generation of scientists & engineers. Many big words, one big win! Considering the number of amazing women that were nominated for this award, I am truly honored and thankful. I was surrounded by truly inspiring female giants in aerospace that evening. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 Thank you WIA for recognizing our efforts! #everythingIsForEverybody #whm #womenInSTEM #STEM #womenInTechnology #womenInScience #womenInAerospace #WIA #WIAAwards #womenInEngineering #womenInSpace #womenAtNASA #swe #nasa #nasaAmes #siliconValley #blackgirlmagic #blackWomenInSTEM #blackWomenPhDs #aerospace #girlsWhoCode
The 30-year-old woman who was born in a family of six has taken off her career at the national aeronautics and space administration (NASA). A United States agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
Based on her biography on NASA, she achieved both her bachelor’s degree and doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 and 2015 respectively.
Wendy Okolo was just 26 years of age when she became the first black woman to get a doctorate degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Okolo had, nonetheless, been making waves even before that point.
During her undergraduate years, she was in the African Student Society at the University of Texas at Arlington. She was likewise the leader of the general public of ladies builds in the college.