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George Washington Carver – Black History Month

As many know, George Washington Carver was a prominent African-American scientist and inventor and best known for discovering the many uses of peanut butter as well as a proponent of crop rotation and agricultural education. Early Life and Education George Washington Carver was one of many born to slaves, where he was sold in Kentucky and… Read More George Washington Carver – Black History Month

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Valerie L. Thomas – Black History Month

Education and Early Career Despite some early discouragement in the sciences and mathematics at an early age, Thomas would go on to attend and excel at Morgan State University, where she was one of two women majoring in physics. Her first job out of university was as a data analyst at NASA. She developed real-time computer data… Read More Valerie L. Thomas – Black History Month

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Julian M. Earls – Black History Month

​My blog today is about Julian M. Earls, the former director of NASA’s John Glenn Research Center and best known as NASA’s first Black section head, first black office chief, first black division chief, and first black deputy director. Education Earls earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Norfolk State University, went on to earn his… Read More Julian M. Earls – Black History Month

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Aprille Ericsson-Jackson – Black History Month

Aprille Ericsson-Jackson is an American aerospace engineer as well as “Women in Science and Engineering” award winner for the best female engineer in the federal government. Education Ericsson-Jackson received her Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering/Aerospace from Howard University. She continued her education… Read More Aprille Ericsson-Jackson – Black History Month

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Guion Bluford Jr. – Black History Month

Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Ph.D. is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot, and former NASA astronaut, who was the first African American in space. Education Bluford Jr. has an impressive academic career, having received a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, MS in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Air… Read More Guion Bluford Jr. – Black History Month

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Mark Dean – Black History Month

Mark Dean is an African-American computer engineer and inventor, who is best known for owning 3 of the 9 patents that went into building the original @ibm PC. He was the major leader of the team that helped create the first gigahertz microprocessor! Education Dean was an excelled student, having been a straight-A student in… Read More Mark Dean – Black History Month