Founder and CEO | STEMBoard and LINGO, Inc
Aisha Bowe is a former NASA rocket scientist, a global motivational speaker, and the founder and CEO of STEMBoard an engineering powerhouse recognized in the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. A serial entrepreneur who is passionate about empowering students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Aisha raised nearly $2 million dollars in venture capital to create LINGO, a self-paced coding kit for learning technical concepts at home. The kits are available at Amazon, Walmart and Target.
Thanks to her work for NASA, Aisha already has an array of achievements relating to space exploration. However, in 2023, she is set to become an astronaut herself—and will be part of the first African American women to fly with Blue Origin. The Blue Origin flight also will make her the first person of Bahamian descent in space.
Aisha—whose journey to the stars began with pre-algebra in community college—has shared her inspiring story in interviews and presentations around the world as part of the State Department’s U.S. Speaker Program. She has garnered significant attention from national TV, online, and print media outlets such as Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Wired, and The Tamron Hall Show; Aisha also was the focus of the recent documentary “In Her Element,” which can be seen on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Apple TV.
She holds a B.S.E in Aerospace Engineering and an M. Eng. in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan, and sits on the university’s Aerospace Department Industry Advisory Board. As an alumna of both Washtenaw Community College (WCC) and the University of Michigan, Aisha has endowed an Engineering Scholarship for students that are pursuing an Engineering Degree beginning at WCC and transferring to the University of Michigan.