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Margrit von Braun Aims to Help Clean Up Earth

Margrit von Braun


Margrit von Braun is an environmental engineer specializing in hazardous waste management and risk assessment. Her father was Dr. Wernher von Braun, the first director of the Marshall Space Flight Center and led the development of the Saturn V rocket that sent the Apollo astronauts to the moon.

Margrit was one of the first women to join the University of Idaho College of Engineering faculty in 1980, and served as their Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. She founded an environmental engineering company with her husband that focused on remediation of hazardous waste sites, and in retirement, they started an international non-profit to assist communities in poor countries reduce environmental exposures and chemical disease.

Join us on the latest ‘Dare to Explore’ podcast episode to hear more of her first hand account of growing up during the space race, how Wernher von Braun conducted business, and what inspired her to explore the career field of environmental engineering.

Dr. Margrit von Braun speaks to hundreds gathered at the Golden Anniversary of Apollo 11 Homecoming Dinner in the Davidson Center at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Huntsville, Ala. (Eric Schultz / Rocket City Photo)



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