A career in the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration opens doors to a world of exploration and discovery more and more people from around the world are deciding to enter every year. Women and men in all corners of the globe come to NASA to join in the exploration of the universe and the world around us and try to delve deeper than their predecessors into the mysteries surrounding us.
This series of articles is on the women of NASA, their journey from an inspired young woman to the scientist they’re today, and their current contributions to the work at NASA. In the hope to inspire more young women of the world to take up the torch of discovery and exploration and continue the human journey to the beginning of space and time. A journey that started with women astronomers like Sumerian poet and the high priestess of the moon goddess Inanna, Enheduanna, who was born in the year 2300 bce.
QuynhGiao Nguyen started her journey to becoming a NASA scientists from her home country of Vietnam at the age of 7, when she immigrated to America. Her first few years in the United States were spent getting use to her new life in a foreign country and learning the English language.
Falling in love with the science of chemistry, QuynhGiao started her first internship at the age of 19, and eventually earned her PhD in Clinical-Bioanalytical Chemistry from the Cleveland State University College of Science. Today, QuynhGiao works as a materials scientist evaluating high-temperature materials for aircraft and re-entry vehicles for NASA, and currently is working with the Space Flight Systems Directorate in the Exploration Technology Development and Demonstration Program office.
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Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time.