Norah Patten

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Irish aeronautical engineer

Why Is Norah Patten Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Norah Patten is an Irish aeronautical engineer and an award winning STEM advocate from Ballina, County Mayo. Early life and education Patten was born in Ballina, County Mayo she went to secondary school in St. Marys Convent, and was fascinated by space as a child after visiting NASA when she was 11 years old. She never let go of that interest and passion for space; designing rockets for her junior certificate art project, visiting NASA on numerous occasions as a teenager, and strategically selecting to study Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Limerick. Patten completed a work placement at Boeing during her undergraduate degree program and continued her education at the University of Limerick, where she obtained her doctorate in Aerodynamics in 2011. She completed a work placement in Bell Labs during this time.

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