December 7, 2016

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

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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...]

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

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George Robert Carruthers (born October 1, 1939) is an African-American inventor, physicist, and space scientist. He has lived most of his life in Washington, DC. … [Read more...]

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

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Emmett W. Chappelle (born 25 October 1925) is a scientist who made valuable contributions in the fields of medicine, philanthropy, food science, and Astrochemistry. From 1950 to 1955 he served as an instructor of biochemistry at Meharry Medical … [Read more...]

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

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Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (born August 26, 1918) is an African-American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician. She made fundamental contributions to the United States' aeronautics and space programs with the early application of digital … [Read more...]

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

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Dorothy Johnson Vaughan (September 20, 1910 – November 10, 2008) was an African American mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor agency to NASA. She was born Dorothy Johnson in Kansas … [Read more...]

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

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This week's open thread will focus on the scientists, engineers, and mathematicians that were involved in the space race. Mary Winston Jackson (April 9, 1921 – February 11, 2005) was an American mathematician and aerospace engineer at the … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African Americans In Agriculture

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Happy Saturday POU! Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899 – April 19, 1975) was an African American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural … [Read more...]