Vicki Smith is currently employed by AI Signal Research, Inc (ASRI) at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in the Academic Affairs Office.
For 19 years, Smith was a math teacher and math specialist for Huntsville City Schools and for 7 years, she served as the Secondary Curriculum Director for Morgan County Schools. She was also on-loan to MSFC’s Education Office for 5 years during her tenure with Huntsville City Schools.
Smith has been involved with the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition (FRC), for approximately 20 years. She was Involved in the start- up of 6 local FRC teams; Arab, Lincoln County TN, New Century/Lee, Decatur, Guntersville, and Morgan County. She currently serves as the FRC Rocket City Regional (RCR)Chair, held in Huntsville, AL.
In Morgan County, Smith lives with her husband – who volunteers at RCR. She has one daughter, an engineer, (who wishes FIRST had been available at her high school) and serves as a mentor to her daughter’s FIRST Lego League team. Smith has one Granddaughter – a former FIRST Lego League Jr team member, currently a FIRST Lego League team member.