Mr. William Hunter Dammond was the first Black graduate from the Western University of Pennsylvania (now University of Pittsburgh).
Dr. Thomas Mensah is a chemical engineer and inventor who is also one of the four original inventors of fiber optic technology.
Mrs. Marie V.B. Brown was the inventor of the home security system.
Ms. Miriam Benjamin was the second Black woman to obtain a U.S. patent (1888)
Mx. Judy Reed is the first Black woman to be recorded as owning a patent.
Dr. Arlyne Simon is an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and author.