Wendy Okolo, 26-Year-Old Nigerian Becomes First African-American To Bag PhD In Aerospace Engineering In US

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An exceptional Nigerian-American woman,  Wendy Okolo has emerged as the first-ever black woman that will earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas, United States.

Wendy Okolo achieved this outstanding at the age of 26. She started her higher education in the United States after being accepted to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas.

Wendy excelled in her undergraduate programme 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. Dr Wendy Okolo has since excelled as an Aerospace Engineer, winning several awards.

The Government of Nigeria celebrated her feat, describing her as a good ambassador of Nigeria. In 2022, Dr Wendy Okolo won an award of Excellence at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States. She won the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal and shared it on her Instagram.

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