NPR ‘The Courage to Invent’

The story of Dr. Ayanna Howard's courage to invent.

Project by Daniela Sherer
Animation / Character

Growing up, Howard was obsessed with creating robots. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and by the time she was 27 she landed her dream job at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Howard describes an experience early on in her career at JPL and how courage is a necessary part of the invention process.

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