February 5, 2016

Saturday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists

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Shaundra B. Daily was born in 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee. In high school, an interest in being an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation led her to major in electrical engineering at Florida State University. But, she writes, “once I got to … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists

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Chemist and academic administrator William M. Jackson was born on September 24, 1936 in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Morehouse College in 1956 and Catholic University of America, CUA in 1961, … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists

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Aprille Ericsson-Jackson (born April 1, 1963) is a pioneering female aerospace engineer. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Ericsson-Jackson attended the Cambridge School of Weston. She earned her bachelor’s in aeronautical/astronautical … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists

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  Agnes Day- Microbiologist Microbiologist Agnes A. Day was born on July 20, 1952 in Plains, Georgia to Annie Lee Laster and David Laster. The youngest of thirteen children, Day was raised by her third-grade teacher, Reverend Mrs. Rose … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists

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Warren M. Washington (born 1936) is an American atmospheric scientist, a former chair of the National Science Board, and currently senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Washington was born in … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: More African-American Scientists

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This week's open threads will highlight more African-American scientists and their contributions to fabric of American science. Lisa Stevens became a familiar face (and voice) in 2005 when panda cub Tai Shan was born at the National Zoo in … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: More Black Scientists and Inventors

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Thomas L. Jennings (1791–1856) was an African-American tradesman and abolitionist in in New York City, New York. He was a free black who operated a tailoring and dry-cleaning business, and in 1821 was the first African American to be granted a … [Read more...]