The talents and skills that Bowe has been able to obtain have provided her with many great opportunities. One of these opportunities was being asked to assist with integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace system. Bowe’s role calls for work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Defense (DoD), and the Joint Planning and Development Office to help manage the team developing technologies and procedures that will allow the operation and integration of these aircraft into the national airspace.
In addition to her job, she is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Bowe also serves as NASA’s liaison to the board of directors of the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) school program at San Jose State University. The MESA program helps students to prepare for and graduate from a four-year institution with a degree in a STEM field.
The MESA program at San Jose State University has allowed Bowe to share her passion with hundreds of educationally disadvantage youth each year. Her work with MESA includes setting up shadow days at the NASA AMES Research Center where the kids can follow a mentor around and get a feel for a career in STEM fields. In addition to that, Ms. Bowe also mentors many MESA students and has worked with NASA to provide summer internships to some graduating students entering an engineering or science programs at a four-year institutions.
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