Science and Technology

Benjamin Banneker

Banneker was called upon to assist in the surveying of territory for the construction of the city of Washington, the capital of the new nation.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE (Dr)

She was the lead scientist at Astrium, where she managed observation instruments on a satellite, measuring wind speeds to help the investigation of climate change.

Bessie Blount Griffin

She was a writer, nurse, physical therapist, inventor and forensic scientist, known for Assistive Devices

Kimberley Bryant

Kimberly Bryant is an African American electrical engineer who worked in the biotechnology field at Genentech, Novartis Vaccines, Diagnostics, and Merck

Nira Chamberlain OBE (Dr)

Nira Chamberlain developed mathematical solutions within industries such as the defence, aerospace, automotive and energy sectors. This has included periods in France, the Netherlands, Germany…

Mae C Jemison

Mae C. Jemison is the first African American female astronaut.

Clifford Johnson (Prof)

Clifford Victor Johnson is an English theoretical physicist and professor at the University of Southern California Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Katherine Johnson

A mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent US crewed spaceflights.

Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Julian synthesised important medicinal compounds from abundant plant sources, making them more affordable to mass produce.

Ronald Erwin McNair (Dr)

Dr McNair soon became a recognised expert in LASER Physics while working as a staff physicist with Hughes Research Laboratory

Donald Palmer (Dr)

Associate Professor of Immunology in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. His main research interests are immunosenescence, particularly with regards to age-associated thymic involution.

Abdullah Shehu Dr

Dr Shehu has been a Consultant Neurologist in Coventry since 1996, He established neuro-rehabilitation and established and maintained the Stroke service at University Hospitals Coventry…

Charles R Drew

Charles Drew was an African American surgeon who pioneered methods of storing blood plasma for transfusion and developed ways to process and store blood plasma…
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