Aisha Bowe is a former NASA rocket scientist, a global motivational speaker, and the founder and CEO of STEMBoard, an engineering powerhouse recognized twice by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. A serial entrepreneur passionate about empowering students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Aisha raised nearly $2 million in venture capital to create LINGO, a self-paced coding kit for learning technical concepts at home. The kits are available at Amazon, Walmart, and Target.
Thanks to her work for NASA, Aisha has already achieved significant milestones in space exploration. However, she is set to become an astronaut herself and will be the first African American woman to fly with Blue Origin.
Aisha's journey to the stars began with pre-algebra in community college, and she has shared her inspiring story in interviews and presentations worldwide as part of the State Department’s U.S. Speaker Program. She has garnered significant attention from national TV, online, and print media outlets such as Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Wired, and The Tamron Hall Show. Aisha was also the focus of the recent documentary "In Her Element," available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Apple TV.
She holds a B.S.E in Aerospace Engineering and an M. Eng. in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan, and sits on the university’s Aerospace Department Industry Advisory Board. As an alumna of both Washtenaw Community College (WCC) and the University of Michigan, Aisha has endowed an Engineering Scholarship for students pursuing an Engineering Degree, starting at WCC and transferring to the University of Michigan.