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Role model of the month - Valerie Thomas

This month our Role model of the month is Valerie Thomas.

See below why we see her as such a role model.

Role Model of the Month

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Valerie Thomas

  • Valerie was not encouraged to explore science
  • When she was 8 years old, Valerie borrowed The Boy’s First Book of Electronics from the library
  • Valerie’s school did not believe that girls should study maths or science beyond a basic level
  • Valerie went on to study Physics, she excelled at this
  • Once she had graduated she went to work at NASA helping to design key components for satellites
  • She has contributed significantly to research on Halley’s Comet, the ozone layer and satellite technology