As a motivational speaker and part of NASA’s speaker’s bureau, Ericsson champions the virtues of STEM courses in schools at all levels and is especially concerned with growing the number of women and minorities in related fields. Ericsson also created an email pipeline for under-represented groups in the technology field aimed to announce federal grants and jobs.
In both 1996 and 1997, Ericsson was recognized by the National Technical Association as one of the top 50 minority women in Science and Engineering. In May of 1997, Ericsson was given the Women in Science and Engineering Award as the Best Female Engineer in the Federal Government.
Ericsson is part of a mission team to bring dust back from Mars for examination.