Black History Month 2017

Jedidah Isler

STEM Career: Astrophysics (application of the physical world to stars and other celestial bodies)

Significant Contribution/s: First African American woman to earn a PhD in astronomy from Yale University

Picture: https://news.vanderbilt.edu/files/TED_Talk_Jedidah_Isler.jpg

Learn more:

http://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/explorers-week/jedidah-isler/

https://www.ted.com/talks/jedidah_isler_the_untapped_genius_that_could_change_science_for_the_better

http://www.jedidahislerphd.com/

http://asnews.syr.edu/newsevents_2015/releases/jedidah_isler.html

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Cornelius Coffey

STEM Career: Aeronautical Mechanic and Licensed Pilot

Significant Contribution/s: First African American to be licensed as both a pilot and aeronautical mechanic; established his own flight training school, the Coffey School of Aeronautics, in Chicago.

Birth: September 6, 1903

Death: March 2, 1994

Picture: https://airandspace.si.edu/webimages/640/91-6606_640.jpg

Learn more:

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/coffey-cornelius-r-1903-1994

http://pioneersofflight.si.edu/content/cornelius-coffey

http://pioneersofflight.si.edu/content/coffey-school-aeronautics

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Dr. Agnes Day

STEM Career: Microbiologist (The study of all living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye)

Significant Contribution/s: Research on drug-resistant fungi and breast cancer health disparities

Birth: July 20, 1952

Picture: http://i1.wp.com/thegrio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/100130-grio-100-agnes-day.jpg?fit=489%2C366

Learn more:

http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/agnes-day

http://thegrio.com/2010/02/01/thegrios-100-agnes-day/

http://www.scienceupdate.com/spotlights/african-american-scientists/#agnes-day

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Dr. Velma Scantlebury-White

STEM Career: Surgeon

Significant Contribution/s: First African American female transplant; kidney transplant specialist

Birth: October 6, 1955

Picture: http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/346429/file-2521902165-png/Black_History_Month/BlackHistory_FacebookAd_Web.png

Learn more:

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/health/2015/03/02/del-home-first-us-black-female-transplant-surgeon/24299939/

http://news.christianacare.org/2016/04/christiana-cares-200th-kidney-transplant-recipient-celebrates-birthday/

https://news.vcu.edu/article/Nations_first_black_female_transplant_surgeon_will_discuss_equity

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

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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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Why is it acceptable in this country to say, ‘I’m bad at math’? Do you know many people who would admit to being semi-literate? [The first step we need to take as a country] is to make it socially unacceptable to be bad at math just like it’s socially unacceptable to be bad at reading.

— Jenne Parks at hatchearlylearning.com


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