Dr. J. Ernest Wilkins was the 7th Black person to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics and the 2nd Black person to be named to the National Academy of Engineering.
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. 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.