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"The United States cannot afford to lose more than half of its talent and the fresh perspective that women and minorities can bring." - Aprille Ericsson
Aprille Ericsson is the first African American Female to receive a Ph.D in mechanical engineering from Howard University, and the first African American Female to get a Ph.D in engineering at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Aprille Ericsson was born on April 1, 1963, and raised in Brooklyn New York and is an M.I.T graduate.
Aprille has gotten many awards and acclompishments and one is when Aprille was awarded "Woman in Science and Engineering" for being the best female engineer in the federal government in 1997.
Aprille Ericsson is Very IMPORTANT as she is the first female African american to revive a Ph. D in mechanical engineering, she is also very import as she is currently an aerospace engineer at NASA.
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