Diversity in Science

by Azuraye Williams (@chocpud85)


Diversity in Science
By Azuraye Williams
Shirley Ann Jackson
I worked to help bring about more diversity at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I was the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate. 
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Dr. Jackson conducted breakthrough basic scientific research that enabled others to invent the portable fax, touch tone telephone, solar cells, fiber optic cables, and the technology behind caller ID and call waiting.
Links to electricity and telecommunications
Lonnie G Johnson
My sales topped $200 million in 1991. 
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Famous black inventor and scientist Lonnie G. Johnson invented the super soaker in 1990 which has been among the World’s bestselling toy ever since.
Links to materials - water
Habih Rahmani
I fell in love with the stars on cold nights as a refugee, laying on desert sand and staring at the sky as I attempted to sleep.
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Against all odds, Pakistan-born Hibah is a leading engineer at NASA. Currently, she is in the Engineering and Technology Directorate, supporting the NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) and working on expendable launch vehicles. She provides technical expertise, follows launch vehicle testing, performs data reviews and provides technical assessments of engineering issues.

Links to space
Charles Henry Turner
I was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Chicago,
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Charles Henry Turner was an American zoologist, educator, and comparative psychologist, known for his studies on the behavior of insects, particularly bees and ants.
Links to animals including humans, plants and living things and their habitats.
Dr Charles Drew
I did not agree with the military segregating blood so I resigned from my post.
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Charles Drew researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II.
Links to animals including humans - the human circulatory system