- Black women have a reason to celebrate a lady by the name of Dr Wendy Okolo
- Dr Okolo is the first black woman to bag a PhD in Aerospace Engineering
- She and other Africans are making the continent proud with their contributions to the international organisations they find themselves in
The Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has celebrated Dr Wendy Okolo, who is the first black woman to bag a PhD in Aerospace Engineering.
The Nigerian-born woman bagged her doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Dr Okolo is an aerospace research engineer in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center.
Dr Okolo, who was born to 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.
According to her biography on NASA, she achieved both her bachelors degree and doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 and 2015 respectively.
She was only 26 when she became the first black woman to get a doctorate degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Dr Okolo was honoured as a distinguished recent graduate at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington.
Okolo who studied at the university between 2010 and 2015 was recognised for her great strides after graduating from the school.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!