April 24, 2014

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists


Dr. Beth A. Brown was born in Roanoke, VA in 1969. She liked science because she was always curious about how something worked and why something existed. She participated in science fairs in elementary school and junior high, but although space … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists


Arthur Bertram Cuthbert Walker, Jr. (August 24, 1936 – April 29, 2001) was a solar physicist and a pioneer of EUV/XUV optics. He is most noted for having developed normal incidence multilayer XUV telescopes to photograph the solar corona. Two of his … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African American Astronomers and Astrophysicists


George Robert Carruthers  is an African-American inventor, physicist, and space scientist. He has lived most of his life in Washington, DC. He is the inventor of the spectrograph, which is a moon-based observatory that was used on the Apollo 16 … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists


This week's open thread will highlight African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists.  Gibor Basri is an American astrophysicist, born in New York on May 3, 1951. The son of Phyllis Basri, a professor of dance and ballet, and Saul Basri, … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African Americans in College Basketball History


Good Morning POU! Today we look at the historic 1965-66 Texas Western Miners Basketball Team. The 1965–66 Texas Western Miners basketball team represented Texas Western University, now known as the University of Texas at El Paso and was coached … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American Scientists

Dr. John Ruffin is the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). He oversees the NIMHD budget of approximately $276 million. In addition, he provides leadership for the minority health and health … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African American Scientists


Erich Jarvis is an unconventional, award-winning scientist  whose career demonstrates the power of bringing open-mindedness into the lab.  Days before graduating from the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, Jarvis was invited to audition … [Read more...]