May 5, 2016

Saturday Open Thread: Black Women Game Changers in the STEM Fields

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This week's threads highlighted black women pioneers in the STEM Fields. From mathematicians , scientists, video game animators,engineers  and architects, black women have played major contributions to excelling and innovating the STEM … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Women Game Changers in the STEM Fields

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ACG artist and computer animator Lisette Titre has contributed to some of EA’s highest profile games, including Tiger Woods Golf for Nintendo’s Wii, The Simpsons, and Dante’s Inferno. As a character modeler, Titre takes data from scanned images of … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Women Game-Changers in the STEM Fields

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Evelyn Boyd Granville (born May 1, 1924) was one of the first African-American women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics; she earned it in 1949 from Yale University. Evelyn Boyd was born in Washington, D.C.; her father worked odd jobs but separated … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Women Game-Changers in the STEM Fields

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Marjorie Lee Browne (September 9, 1914 – October 19, 1979) was a noted mathematics educator. She was one of the first African-American women to receive a doctorate in mathematics. … [Read more...]

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...]