- Nigerians are celebrating their own genius in the person of Dr Wendy Okolo
- Dr Okolo is the first black woman to bag a PhD in Aerospace Engineering
- She and other Nigerians are making the country proud with their contributions to the international organisations they find themselves
Our manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes 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.
YEN.com.gh gathers 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.
YEN.com,gh 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.
In other news, Osuman Faruza, a young Ghanaian female amateur boxer, is aspiring to make a career as a professional boxer in a field considered to be male-dominated. Growing up, she had wanted to enlist in the military and become a very good boxer.
As an emerging female boxer, Faruza is challenging narratives about boxing and couching a niche for herself.
The young talent is yet to gain national prominence for any notable accomplishment. However, she has earned some media attention for her bold decisions.
A determined Faruza is hopeful of making it as a female professional boxer locally and outside the borders of Ghana.
Ghanaian female accounting graduate and mushroom farmer recounts her experience | #Yencomgh
Have national and human interest issues to discuss?
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.