July 28, 2017

Saturday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Born May 31, 1918, in Philadelphia, Lloyd Albert Quarterman, a chemist, was one of the few African American scientists and technicians to work on the Manhattan Project, the top-secret effort to design and build the atomic bomb during World War … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Moddie Daniel Taylor, a chemist by training, was a member of the small, elite group of African American scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, the code name for the top-secret effort to create an atomic bomb during World War II.  Taylor was … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Ralph Alexander Gardner, hard plastics pioneer and one of the scientists and technicians who worked on the Manhattan Project which developed the atomic bomb, was born December 3, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Vivian and Clarence Gardner.  Gardner … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on January 5, 1904, William Knox is remembered for two achievements.  He was among a handful of black scientists to work on the top secret Manhattan Project, which produced the atom bomb during World War II, and … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Born in 1919 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Samuel Proctor Massie was as one of the few African American scientists to work on the Manhattan Project during World War II.  He later became a distinguished professor of chemistry. Massie graduated from … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. From 1942 to 1946, the project was under … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: The scientists, mathematicians and engineers of NASA

Dr. Christine Darden (born September 10, 1942) is an American mathematician, data analyst, and aeronautical engineer who devoted her 40-year career in aerodynamics to researching sonic booms at NASA. She was the first African-American woman at NASA's … [Read more...]