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Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Ronald Mickens

Ronald Mickens — Research Physicist and Mathematician

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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 researcher and educator, Ronald Mickens can remember as a child being constantly in trouble at home because of his curious, active mind for dangerous scientific experiments.  This includes conducting experiments with caustic chemicals he discovered under the kitchen sink and in the tool shed. Learn today how his experiments in physics and mathematics are helping to save lives, including predicting the spread of disease among populations!

Read his full biography here.

Learn more about the USA Science & Engineering Festival here. Save the dates for April 26-27, 2014 for the Festival Finale Expo in Washington, D.C.