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Archives for August, 2013

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Daniel Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams- Surgeon and Medical Educator Medical textbooks in the early 1890s said that operating on near the human heart was too dangerous. But on a hot summer’s night in Chicago in 1893, surgeon Daniel Hale Williams — while attempting to treat a life-threatening chest wound to a patient — plunged courageously into this…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Kristin Laidre

Kristin Laidre –Marine Mammal Biologist Kristin Laidre is one of the world’s foremost experts on the elusive, mysterious Narwhal whale. Her work with native communities in Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland is helping to preserve the Narwhal and other sea mammals from the effects sea ice loss due to climate change. “I was always…

Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker: Dr. Francis Collins

X-STEM – presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune – is an Extreme STEM symposium for elementary through high school students featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These top STEM role models and industry leaders are…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Ronald Mickens

Ronald Mickens — Research Physicist and Mathematician Ronald Mickens is a leading authority on oscillations (repetitive, vibrating motions that occur in cycles), and in developing mathematical models for predicting the spread of disease. He has been recognized as an expert on the history of African Americans in science and mathematics. Although he is now a respected…