Diversity in Science

Hidden Figures in Physics – Carolyn Parker

Jul 14, 2020

By Zoe Terwilliger Carolyn Parker was the first African American woman to receive a graduate degree in physics. Carolyn Parker was born on November 18, 1917 in Gainesville, Florida. She was born into a family of other incredible scientists. Her father, Julius A. Parker was a medical doctor, who was the second African American to […]

Meet Dr. Mae Jemison!

Jun 23, 2020

By Carolina Herrera Doctor, engineer, and NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison has always reached for the stars. Dr. Jemison became the first black American woman to be admitted into NASA’s astronaut training program and to travel into space aboard the Endeavor space shuttle on mission STS47 on September 12, 1992. Her path to becoming an astronaut, […]

Percy Julian

Jun 10, 2020

By Jenna Beam When I started researching Percy Julian for this article, I was amazed by all the information I found. Dr. Julian was a member of the National Academy of Science, has been listed on “Inventors Who Changed the World” by DePauw University, and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He […]