Thursday, May 10, 2007

Most Influential Black Scientists in America

What makes one influential? Well influential means having an ability to shape the direction and appreciation of one's discipline. It also means having reach beyond one's disciplinary circles. The following scientists help shape American policy regarding regulations, science research, funding, as well as in the realms of STEM education and outreach.

Dr. Shirley Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the first woman to chair the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Dr. Shirley M. Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Dr. S. James Gates, Jr.: Physicist and Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2006 Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award

Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Physicist and and Frederick P. Rose Director of theHayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. (of course).


Abel Pharmboy said...

I would've also suggested Dr Ken Olden, former director (1991-2004) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

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