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Horace King

STEM Career: Self-taught Engineer and Architect

Significant Contribution/s: Master bridge designer and builder in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi

Birth: September 8, 1807

Death: May 28, 1885

Picture: http://atlantablackstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Horace-King.jpg

Learn more:

http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/images/uploads/markers/horacekingbridgebuilder.jpg

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1245

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/king-horace-1807-1885

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qQWPX3oaNU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2yu7WMxbVc

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Mary Eliza Mahoney

STEM Career:

Significant Contribution/s: First African American woman to train and serve as a nurse in the U.S.

Birth: May 7, 1845

Death: January 4, 1926

Learn more:

http://acceleratednursing.roseman.edu/blog/nursing-role-models/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Eliza_Mahoney

http://www.nursingworld.org/MaryElizaMahoney

http://www.biography.com/people/mary-mahoney-41021#synopsis

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/partners/early/e_pioneers_mahoney.html

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Kenneth J. Dunkley

STEM Career: Physicist, Studied Human Vision

Significant Contribution/s: Invention of Three-Dimensional (3-D) Viewing Glasses without lenses, mirrors or optical elements of any kind. His method and devices work with pictures, not with movies.

Birth: December 29, 1939

Picture: https://www.thenubianmessage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/kendunk.jpg

Learn more:

https://www.reference.com/art-literature/biography-kenneth-j-dunkley-75e1baee97d1eb39

http://www.3-dvg.org/blank

http://www.3-dvg.org/untitled-component_14104

http://blackinhistory.tumblr.com/post/48650957909/kenneth-j-dunkley#.WIvtDPkrLIU

http://www.black-inventor.com/Kenneth-Dunkley.asp

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Dr. Margaret S. Collins

STEM Career: Zoologist

Significant Contribution/s: Termite Specialist

Birth: 1922

Death: April 27, 1996

Learn more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_S._Collins

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Annie Easley

STEM Career: Physician – a medical doctor

Significant Contribution/s: Along with her father, Dr. Louis Wright, discovered and developed chemicals that attack and destroy cancer cells, called chemotherapeutic agentsBirth: November 30, 1919

Death: February 19, 2013

Picture: http://www.blackpast.org/files/blackpast_images/wright_jane.jpg

Learn more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_C._Wright

https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_336.html

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/wright-jane-cooke-1919

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Dr. Jane Cook Wright

STEM Career: Physician – a medical doctor

Significant Contribution/s: Along with her father, Dr. Louis Wright, discovered and developed chemicals that attack and destroy cancer cells, called chemotherapeutic agents

Birth: November 30, 1919

Death: February 19, 2013

Learn more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_C._Wright

https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_336.html

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/wright-jane-cooke-1919

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Katherine Johnson

STEM Career: Physicist, Mathematician, “Human Computer”

Significant Contribution/s: Calculated flight trajectories for astronaut John Glenn’s first orbital space flight; Highlighted in the movie “Hidden Figures”.

Birth: August 26, 1918

Learn more:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/katherine-johnson-the-girl-who-loved-to-count

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/rn_kjohnson.html

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Dorothy Vaughan

STEM Career: Mathematician, “Human Computer”

Significant Contribution/s: Computing for NASA’s aerospace engineers; NASA’s Scout Launch Vehicle Program;   NASA’s first African American manager; Highlighted in the movie “Hidden Figures”.

Birth: September 20, 1910

Death: November 10, 2008

Learn more:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/dorothy-vaughan-biography

http://www.spelman.edu/about-us/news-and-events/our-stories/hidden-figures/2016/11/22/hidden-figure-nasa-dorothy-vaughan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Vaughan

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Arthur J. Bond

STEM Career: Engineer, University professor

Significant Contribution/s: Founder of National Society of Black Engineers, an organization whose goal is to increase and support the number of Black people in the field of engineering.

Birth: June 26, 1939

Death: December 30, 2012

Picture: http://media.al.com/breaking/photo/arthur-bond-863aaaf64e716d4b.jpg

Learn more:

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/InfoFor/Alums/OECE/2000/bond.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtqTwwfWVvo

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Elijah McCoy – “The Real McCoy”

STEM Career: Inventor

Significant Contribution/s: Inventor of the lubricating cup for railway airbrakes

Birth: May 2, 1843

Death: October 10, 1929

Photo Credit: Ypsilanti Historical SocietyCopyright: Creative Commons

Learn more:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/inventors/mccoy.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/elijah-mccoy-9391300#synopsis

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/elijah-mccoy-inventor-quality-products

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Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.

— Bertrand Russell


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