By Laura Hamilton Waxman
Have you equipped a funky technological know-how undertaking? In heart tuition, Aprille Ericsson gained moment position in a technological know-how reasonable. She knew she desired to preserve developing impressive technological know-how tasks. As an grownup, she grew to become an engineer and works at NASA construction spacecraft.
Ericsson used to be one of many few ladies in her center university who enjoyed math and technology. Years later, she turned 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, computer screen weather switch, 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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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.
In middle school, Aprille Ericsson won second place in a science fair. She knew she wanted to keep creating amazing science projects. As an adult, she became an engineer and works at NASA building spacecraft.
The White House. She tells young people to “read, read, read, and learn, learn, learn,” and to work hard, shoot for the moon, and follow their dreams. Ericsson continues to inspire others with her work every day. No matter what new project she is tackling, she always works hard and does her best. TECH TALK “Being smart and committed to learning new things has had its rewards. I have been to the White House several times. I have been able to present my research and speak around the United States, Canada, Germany, and England.
Aerospace Engineer Aprille Ericsson by Laura Hamilton Waxman