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Pioneers in Science: Aprille J. Ericsson

Friday, June 2, 2017
11:45 am - 12:45 pm EST

The World Science Festival’s Pioneers in Science program gives high school students from around the globe rare and intimate access to some of the world’s most renowned scientists in a town hall style discussion. Join us to meet NASA aerospace engineer, Aprille J. Ericsson, a pioneer in the development of crucial instruments for the James Webb Space Telescope, ICESat, and other missions that monitor the earth and help discover new planets and search for our origins.

Participate in this program online with Zoom. Register today.


Danielle DanaPublic Media Executive

Danielle Dana serves as the Executive Director for Science Friday, which she joined from the Leakey Foundation. Dana is responsible for partnership development, fundraising, and overall organization strategy and management.

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Aprille J. EricssonAerospace Engineer

Dr. Aprille J. Ericsson is the first female to receive a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University, and the first African-American civil servant female to receive a Ph.D. in Engineering at NASA GSFC. She received her B.S. in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from MIT.

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