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Engineer grad to change perception of black women in science

SCIENCE CHIC: Aerospace engineering graduate Tiffany Davis

MEET TIFFANY Davis, an aerospace-engineering graduates who is encouraging black women to pursue careers in science and technology.

Last week, Davis tweeted a senior photo with the simple hashtag, #YesImaRocketScientist, and the rest is viral-photo history.

She is set to graduate from the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology this May.

In the viral photos, Davis dons a cap and gown as she poses with campus scenery.

She told the university's website two years ago she always had a love for the field.

“When I was 11 I asked for a circuit board for Christmas because I thought it was cool that this board could play such a huge role in how something works.”

This isn’t the first time the college senior has generated news. Last March, the then third-year student introduced President Obama to a crowd of students at her university where he spoke on affordable education, the Atlanta Black Star reported.

She told the students that she wrote a letter to the president regarding college affordability. He responded and told her he was working to ensure all Americans, “including future rocket scientists like you, can achieve their dreams without worrying about their loans.”

President Obama proclaimed at the time that the university was “one of the finest technical institutes in the world.”

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