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Author:The HistoryMakers®
Description: Thousands of stories from life oral history interviews of dozens of contemporary African Americans at the forefront of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM): Shirley Ann Jackson, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); string theorist Clifford Johnson; William Lupton, chairman of the computer science department at the United States Naval Academy; president of the American Association of Physics Teachers James Stith; and Chair of the National Science Board Warren Washington. Mathematics majors include Wanda Austin, CEO of Aerospace Corporation; Lovenia Deconge-Watson, professor of mathematics at Southern University; and mathematical epidemiologist Ronald Mickens. Each video clip features a transcription that highlights text as an interviewee talks. Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), ScienceMakers is a program of The HistoryMakers®, the US' largest African American video oral history archive.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video
Math Topics: History and Biography, Applications/Connections
Math Ed Topics: Minorities

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