By Laura Hamilton Waxman
Have you outfitted a funky technology venture? In center college, Aprille Ericsson gained moment position in a technology reasonable. She knew she desired to hold developing extraordinary technological know-how tasks. As an grownup, she grew to become an engineer and works at NASA construction spacecraft.
Ericsson was once one of many few ladies in her heart college who enjoyed math and technology. Years later, she grew to become the 1st lady to obtain a PhD in mechanical engineering from Howard collage. At NASA, she's helped construct spacecraft which may map the moon, visual display unit weather swap, or maybe convey soil and rocks again from Mars. find out how Ericsson's ardour for technological know-how has helped her pave the way in which for destiny engineers.
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32 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK S T E M TRAILBLAZER BIOS Aerospace Engineer Aprille Ericsson Alternate Reality Game Designer Jane McGonigal Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson Computer Engineer Ruchi Sanghvi Flickr Cofounder and Web Community Creator Caterina Fake Genetics Expert Joanna L. com AEROSPACE ENGINEER APRILLE ERICSSON Ericsson was one of the few girls in her middle school who loved math and science. Years later, she became the first woman to receive a PhD in mechanical engineering from Howard University.
Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2012. Discover what it takes to get into outer space and what being in space is like for astronauts. html Learn more about the place where Ericsson has spent her career. Uyc7H4X6-FU Discover how women such as Ericsson are using math and science in their jobs at NASA. shtml Check out this site to get science fair project ideas, learn about scientists and inventors, and explore science-related jobs. Expand learning beyond the printed book. com. , 4, 6 Large Space Structures Institute, 16–17 NASA, 6, 14, 17, 19, 20–21, 23, 26–27 polar ice caps, 25 public speaking, 27–29 Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), 22 satellites, 21–24 lasers, 25 Space Race, 6 Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA), 21 Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, 23 Mars, 12, 21 Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), 22 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 11–14 missiles, 14 Women in Science and Engineering Award, 26 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Laura Hamilton Waxman has written many nonfiction books for young readers.
Learn about the engineer who’s trying to make it happen. Ventura, Marne. Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2014. Love outer space? Find out how Neil deGrasse Tyson went from starstruck kid to popular space expert. Waxman, Laura Hamilton. Exploring Space Travel. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2012. Discover what it takes to get into outer space and what being in space is like for astronauts. html Learn more about the place where Ericsson has spent her career.
Aerospace Engineer Aprille Ericsson by Laura Hamilton Waxman