December 11, 2016

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

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...]

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

This week's open thread will highlight the work and accomplishments of  black women within the science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields. Marie Maynard Daly (April 16, 1921 – October 28, 2003) was an American biochemist. She was … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Young African American Philanthropists

Good Morning POU! Today's feature involves efforts to curb the dismal number of minorities in Silicon Valley while simultaneously providing opportunities for young male teens of color in the Oakland community who otherwise, would not have … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: More Black Scientists and Inventors

    William H. Richardson In 1889, William H. Richardson patented a more functional baby reversible carriage — meaning the bassinet could be positioned to face both out and in. In addition to modernizing the carriage, … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African American Car Designers

Good Morning Obots! Today's featured car designer is Andre Hudson! A design career that started with doodling sports cars From the perspective of a Denver middle school teacher, grading papers from Andre Hudson was a chore. "Like a lot of … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African-Americans in Aviation and Space

This week's open threads are highlighting the accomplishments of African-Americans in Aviation and Space.  Dr. Guion Stewart “Guy” Bluford, Jr. (born November 22, 1942), is an engineer, retired Colonel from the United States Air Force and a … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Gamers

Its gonna be a hot one today so be careful in dem screets Obots! Here's an interesting new game device. The GameSkunk. Created by the minority-owned firm Sensory Acumen, Inc. (Michael Coleman, Chief Creative Officer, Charlene Childers-Coleman, … [Read more...]