Photos Go Viral of Aerospace Engineer Grad Who Hopes to Change Perception of Black Women in Science


After posting graduation photos on Twitter, an aerospace engineering graduate from Georgia has gone viral a year after she met President Barack Obama.

Tiffany Davis, a Black woman, is set to graduate from the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology this May. In the photos, she dons a cap and gown as she poses with campus scenery. She told the college’s website two years ago she always had a love for the field.

“When I was 11 I asked for a circuit board for Christmas because I thought it was cool that this board could play such a huge role in how something works.”

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Her love of flight vehicle engineering has paid off as it led her to Boeing’s Engineering Accelerated Hiring Initiative in 2014. The opportunity has allowed her to hold several internships with the company, including positions as a structural analyst and product design intern that same year. She resumed the same position as an analyst in 2015, according to her LinkedIn page.

This isn’t the first time the college senior has generated news. Last March, the then third-year student introduced President Obama to a crowd of students at her university where he spoke on affordable education. The college junior told students at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion in 2014 that she wrote a letter to the president regarding college affordability. He responded and told her he was working to ensure all Americans, “including future rocket scientists like you, can achieve their dreams without worrying about their loans.” President Obama proclaimed at the time that the university was “one of the finest technical institutes in the world.”

Davis exemplifies that statement as the school website emphasized the undergraduate researcher’s strong work ethic and wild enthusiasm.  She frequently asked questions during her engineering course and spoke up about problems in the classroom. It seems she still keeps in contact with Boeing, as the Washington D.C. native recently tweeted about meeting with a mentor from the company.

credit – atlantablackstar.com


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