USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Role Models In Science and Engineering: Dr. Sylvester James Gates

Celebrating Black History Month with another Role Model in Science & Engineering!

“Born to be a mathematician and physicist” we are thrilled that Dr. Sylvester James Gates returns to the Festival as a Nifty Fifty Speaker. Growing up, his father brought him an Encyclopedia Britannica and he came across Schroedinger’s equation, which is one of the foundations of modern physics. Gates claimed, “It was like walking on a beach and finding a marvelous shell and being fascinated by it.”

To read the full biography of Dr. Gates click here.