Mr. Al Valentine is an engineer, inventor, researcher, entrepreneur, and STEM advocate.
Mrs. Marjorie S. Joyner was the inventor of the permanent waving machine, which provided an easier method for curling straight hair and straightening curly hair.
Dr. William Montague Cobb was the first Black person to earn a Ph.D. in anthropology.
Dr. Nola Hylton is an imaging scientist, breast cancer researcher, and professor-in-residence in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Warren Buck is a professor of physics and chancellor emeritus of the University of Washington (Bothell).
Dr. Joycelyn Elders was the first Black person and second woman to serve as U.S. Surgeon General.