A tribute to the achievements of Blacks in the STEM fields (past and present).
Dr. Audrey Forbes Manley was born on March 25, 1934, in Jackson, Mississippi to Ora Lee Buckhalter and Jesse Lee Forbes. She reached the height of public service in medicine while serving as the U.S. deputy Surgeon General and acting Surgeon General before assuming the post of president of Spelman College.
Edward T. Welburn is General Motors’ current Vice President of Global Design. To date, he holds the highest-ranking position as an African American in the automotive industry.
Faculty of Medicine - Memorial Minute
First African-American to Walk in Space
Frederick McKinley Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 17, 1893. Growing up as an orphan and not attending school beyond grade eight, Jones was ultimately to become one of the most prolific black inventors.
Evelyn Boyd Granville earned her doctorate from Yale University in 1949; in that year she and Marjorie Lee Browne (at the University of Michigan) became the first African American women to receive doctoral degrees in mathematics; it would be more than a dozen years before another black woman would earn a Ph.D. in the field.
Lloyd Hall was a pioneer in the field of food chemistry, creating many of the food preservative chemicals that are now used to keep food fresh without losing its flavor in scientific communities.
Dr. John Slaughter has a long and distinguished background as a leader in the education, engineering and the scientific communities.
In 2000, Dr. Fern Hunt was awarded the prestigious Arthur S. Flemming Award for Outstanding Federal Service. It is given every year to 12 federal employees and 3 of them are in the scientific category.
Motorola Foundation Professor; Associate Professor Electronic Design and Applications, and Microelectronics/Microsystems
Social activist for equal access to quality medical care for all Americans
Professor Emeritus of Statistics
18th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Psychologist, Psychophysiologist
Mathematician, Author, Educator and Civil Rights Leader
Anthropologist, First African American President of Spelman College
Prominent agricultural chemist and revered faculty member of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.