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

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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

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

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