February 6, 2019
The National Society of Black Physicists honors Aisha Bowe. Aisha Bowe is an aerospace engineer and co-founder and CEO of STEMBoard, a company that solves technology challenges for government and private-sector clients.
Aisha Bowe completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in aerospace engineering in 2009 at the University of Michigan. She has said she chose aerospace engineering because of an interest in science fiction. Her supervisor, Thomas Zurbuchen, was working on the Mercury Messenger. She worked as an intern in the Ames Research Center in 2008, before joining as a Mission Engineer.
Bowe worked in the Ames Research Center, in the Flight Trajectory Dynamics & Controls Branch of the Aviation Systems Division. In 2012 she received the National Society of Black Engineers award for Outstanding Technical Contribution for her paper "Evaluation of a Fuel Efficient Aircraft Maneuver for Conflict Resolution". She joined the AST Flight & Fluid Mechanics group in 2009, assisting in the development and of algorithms in support of Air Traffic Management. Bowe is from The Bahamas, and wants "to see more Bahamians in the science and technology field".
Whilst at NASA, she served as liaison to the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program. In this role, she mentored students, held interview workshops and led NASA site tours. She was also part of the African-American advisory group. She is a member of the NASDAQ Young Executive Advisory Board.
Aisha is co-founder and CEO of STEMBoard, a company that solves technology challenges for government and private-sector clients. STEM Board is a Certified Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business supported by the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce. They are working to close the educational achievement gap of minority ethnic groups, through STEM camps, partnerships with historically black colleges and universities and career opportunities for young people. STEMBoard are currently incubated out of the Department of Defense, a deal worth $5 million.