Dr. Narcrisha Norman is a US Army Veteran whom acquired her Doctorate of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Old Dominion University (ODU). After serving in Army she earned Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) with minors in Black American Studies and Mathematics. She has earned certificates in: Teaching Online, Information Technology, New Venture Entrepreneurship, and in an Alternative Education School Starters program. During her time at SIUC she served as a Teaching Assistant and Mentor for the Minority Engineering Program and served as a career exploration intern at NASA Glenn Space Center.
At Glenn she worked on thermodynamics related projects and with the education division where she contributed to Glenn’s education website. At GM she was a technical support group supervisor. While at SIUC, she earned a Presidential Volunteer Service Medal for creating and leading a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) K-7 program at Saint John Praise & Worship Center (SJPWC) Preparatory Academy in Pulaski, Illinois.
While at ODU, she worked as a program specialist at the National Science Foundation, instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Howard University, Adjunct Professor at ECPI College of Technology, Graduate Research Assistant at ODU, an intern at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and a turbo-machine Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). At JSC, she developed a STEM outreach initiative proposal that would introduce students to the science behind a newly proposed Moon project and was nominated to become a NASA Student Ambassador.
While at the USPTO, in additional to examining patents, she was a ReSET (Scientists, Engineering & Technicians in the classroom) volunteer. After graduating from ODU Dr. Norman had positions as a Lecturer at Clemson University and an Assistant Professor/Program Head at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. She routinely reviews for the American Society of Engineering Education and often volunteers to talk about careers in STEM in the US and abroad.
Her personal interests include entrepreneurship, international collaborations and experiences, learning new and random things, homemade science experiments, and volunteering.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
NASA Mars Exploration: Supporting Chain Bridge District Cub Scout Fall Camporall Camp William B. Snyder
Becoming an astronaut and Other NASA Careers Montclair Library Room
Why do we explore and what are the benefits of space travel for people on Earth? Potomac Library Community Room
Why we explore, the benefits of space travel for people on Earth Community Center