Engineering

Edith Clarke

Today, we’d like you to meet Edith Clarke, the first woman to be hired as an electrical engineer in the U.S.

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Aprille Ericsson

Aprille Ericsson-Jackson is an aerospace engineer at NASA, and was the first African-American woman to get a PhD in engineering at Howard University.

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Wanda Austin

Dr. Wanda M. Austin started at The Aerospace Corporation as an entry level engineer rising all the way to CEO and President.

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Andrea Mueller

Andrea Mueller has always loved racing, and now she’s a lead race engineer in NASCAR helping lead Team Penske to victory.

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Judith Resnik

Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger which killed its seven crew members including mission specialist Judith Resnik.

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Susan Helms

Astronaut Susan Helms holds a record for the longest spacewalk at 8 hours and 56 minutes. Learn more about her NASA career in today’s episode. Image: Wikimedia.

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Jennifer Harris Trosper

The extraordinary life span of the Spirit rover was due to the hard work and ingenuity of the many scientists, engineers, and designers who worked on the project.  Aerospace engineer and  NASA Deputy Project Manager Jennifer Harris Trosper was part of that team.

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