Transcript of Aprille Ericsson
photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Introduction Aprille Ericsson was born in Brooklyn N.Y. in 1963 arine Park JHS, high school at Cambridge school of Weston, M.I.T, Howard University, NASA Goddard Space flight center. She is now a Ph.d NASA instrument manager, Aerospace Engineer ( Rocket Scientist), and academic. I chose this scientist because she wasn't just good in science but she was well rounded in other things like sports. What we have in common is we have the same race and gender. Learning About The Scientist Learning bout the scientist 2 The state of knowledge is a hard one to answer with a measurable answer. Talking to the change and growth is very easy. That’s one of the cool things about working at a place like NASA.She is learning new things every day. She is constantly pushing the envelope with new technology and applications. She knows her strengths are and try to not dwell on her weakness. She is cognizant of what those weaknesses and work on improving them every day. In particular, she is not the best listener and often jump into answer rather quickly. In some situations that is good because she sees the big picture quickly when solving problems and can be decisive when moving forward. However, that can also be dangerous as well as rude if you don’t hear a situation completely or hear the person out. she works every day to be a great listener. Success stories: she was the only black student enrolled in the Special Progress program. In her senioryear of JHS, she won 2nd place in the Science Fair and scored in the 90's on all her regent andcitywide exams. she graduated with high honors and was a member of: the school band, the girls’ basketball team, the science club and the honors club. she passed the exams for all of New York'sTechnical High Schools: the Bronx School of Science, Styvesant and Brooklyn. Learning about the context of time Respect for all team members (Project Manager, Engineers, Scientist, Business manager) and supporting members of the community (ie the janitor, office assistant, computer technician).Religious beliefs, she is a Buddhist but initially raised Christian. Differ from beliefs: As an African American women she believe that much more cognizant of what others with differing backgrounds and experiences may bring to the table when coming up with a solution (Creating solutions are what engineers do.) I believe all should have a voice at the table.Her religious beliefs do not seem to have role in my discipline. Big stories: Ronald reagen became president, and the cold war. Which known artist, musician, and writers were working at the same time when she was young Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye. Gender and class roles: everybody was equal. What are your recommendations to others who may want to succeed in this field?Full transcript
Work Hard, Study Hard and Play hard. Don’t shy away from challenging Mathematics and science classes like Physics, Chemistry and Calculus.
Seize the opportunity when it comes and make the most of each opportunity. Progress she wanted to see: Humankind on Mars! pictures credits\ information Being in science class in school, junior high, her first M.I.T summer program, and a junior high school program called MITES sparked her interests in science. She choose the field of mechanical engineering but she lead to building instruments for science satellites. She had many mentors that helped extremely in developing skills to her as she participates in leadership roles. got my info from Ecrisson Aprille personal interview January 23, 2013 and http://en.wikipedia.org
google images She knows what her strengths are and try to not dwell on her weakness. She is cognizant of what those weaknesses and work on improving them every day. In particular, she is not the best listener and often jump into answer rather quickly. In some situations that is good because she sees the big picture quickly when solving problems and can be decisive when moving forward. However, that can also be dangerous as well as rude if you don’t hear a situation completely or hear the person out. she works every day to be a great listener. Limitations