Dr. James Edward Maceo West

STEM Career: Electrical Engineer; Physicist (An expert in the nature and properties of matter and energy)

Significant Contribution/s: Co-inventor of the electret transducer, a highly sensitive component used in 90% of modern microphones, cell phones, laptops, baby monitors, and hearing aids.

Photo Credit: By Nanoman657 at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14792000

Learn more:

http://www.biography.com/people/james-west-538802

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

https://www.nae.edu/30384.aspx

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

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