WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ms. Aisha Bowe, co-founder and CEO of STEMBoard, a technology solutions company, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
During the meeting, the 29-years-old Bahamian, who is an aerospace engineer, discussed her work as CEO and Founder of STEMBoard and potential areas of partnership with the Bahamian Government, in particular in the areas of national security and education.
Ms. Bowe also committed to participate in the planned Young Bahamians Conversations Series to be convened at the Embassy during summer. The Conversation Series will provide a forum for talented young Bahamians in the diaspora to present on issues relevant to their work or study and dialogue with event attendees.
Ms. Bowe’s “conversation” will be the kick off to the series on May 22 when she will discuss her vision of Bahamian development through technological infusion.
The young Bahamian co-founded STEMBoard in 2013, a company that is also committed to closing the achievement gap by empowering historically underrepresented youth build transformational technologies.
She has an impressive background as an aerospace engineer who manages STEMBoard’s multi-million defense-contracts and private sector clients. STEMBoard is composed of aerospace and defense engineers who are leading innovative and disruptive change within the defense and intelligence community.
“Actively demonstrating a commitment to educating the underserved, STEMBoard collaborates with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to expose and encourage more students of color to pursue STEM careers as well as hosts STEM camps at no cost for K-12 students,” according to Ms. Bowe’s biography. “In the last year alone, over 200 students, both from the US and internationally, were able to benefit from curriculum conceived, designed and executed by STEMBoard staff members.”
Prior to founding STEMBoard, Ms. Bowe was a researcher at the NASA Ames Research Center, where she focused on developing methods to improve air traffic management to make air travel safer, cheaper and more efficient. For the last four years she has served as an advisor to the board of the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Black Men Teaching Program at Fayetteville State University.
Ms. Bowe has received numerous awards for her dedication to technical excellence and the principles of diversity and opportunity including: 2015 US Women’s Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Star” Award, NASA’s Engineering Honor Award, Silicon Valley’s National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Women in Technology of the Year Award and The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 21st Century Trailblazers in Aviation and Aerodynamics Award.
Among her professional affiliations, she is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Ms. Bowe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master degree in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan.