Dr. Aprille Ericsson-Jackson

Dr. Aprille Ericsson-Jackson is the first Black female to earn a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University.
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Degree(s): Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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Undergraduate Institution: MIT

Graduate Institution: Howard University (HBCU)

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Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/BILL HRYBYK

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Dr. Aprille Ericsson-Jackson is the first Black female to earn a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University and the first Black female to earn a Ph.D. in engineering at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She also regularly speaks to students and adults from marginalized groups on pursuing STEM degrees and careers.

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