Leland Melvin

Mr. Leland Melvin is a NASA astronaut and researcher who has the distinct honor of being the only NFL draftee to have flown in space.

Dr. Marie M. Daly

Dr. Marie Maynard Daly was the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry in the U.S.

Katherine Johnson

Mrs. Katherine Johnson was employed as a “computer” at NASA, the term given to women who performed mathematical calculations for NASA engineers.

George Washington Carver

Mr. George Washington Carver was born into slavery, and became known as one of the world’s most prominent agricultural scientists and inventors.

Dr. Casonya Johnson

Dr. Casonya Johnson is currently the Head of the Department of Biology at James Madison University.