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LGBTQ+ Pride Month – Honoring Sally Ride

Date: June 30, 2022

Sally Ride was the first American woman in space and the first space traveler known to be LGBT. Ride was born in Los Angeles, California, and as a child, was interested in astrophysics and tennis. While finishing her PhD in physics…
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LGBTQ+ Pride Month – Honoring Alan Turing

Date: June 20, 2022

Continuing our series of spotlighting LGBTQ+ inventors to celebrate Pride month, we're highlighting Alan Turing, a British mathematician and father of the general-purpose computer. He is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. During World…
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LGBTQ+ Pride Month – Honoring Lynn Conway

Date: June 10, 2022

Happy PRIDE month! As part of our celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we're spotlighting LGBTQ+ inventors who made significant impacts in their respective career fields. Lynn Conway is an electrical engineer, computer scientist, and transgender activist. She helped define the modern…
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Asian Pacific Heritage Month – Honoring Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan

Date: May 31, 2022

On the last day of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, we conclude our series of spotlighting Asian-American and Pacific-American inventors who made significant impacts in their respective career fields, by highlighting Dr. Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, a trailblazer in the field of machine…
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Asian Pacific Heritage Month – Honoring Tuan Vo Dinh

Date: May 24, 2022

Continuing our series of spotlighting Asian Pacific American inventors to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month, highlighting Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh, a trailblazer in medical research, particularly in the field of early diagnosis of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Dr. Tuan…
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Asian Pacific Heritage Month – Honoring Margaret Wu

Date: May 17, 2022

Continuing our series spotlighting Asian-American and Pacific-American inventors during Asian Pacific Heritage month, presenting Dr. Margaret Wu. Industrial chemist Dr. Margaret Wu revolutionized the field of synthetic lubricants, resulting in products with better machine protection, improved energy efficiency and reduced…
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Asian Pacific Heritage Month – Honoring An Wang

Date: May 10, 2022

As part of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, we're spotlighting Asian-American and Pacific-American inventors who made impacts in their respective career fields. Dr. An Wang was born in Shanghai, China, on February 7, 1920. His father was an English teacher at…
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Black History Month – Honoring Garrett Morgan

Date: February 21, 2022

On this last day of Black History Month 2022, our series spotlighting Black inventors features Garrett Morgan. Garrett Morgan was an innovator, inventor, and an activist. He is perhaps best known for his inventions, which cover a broad range of technologies…
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Black History Month – Honoring Jesse Russell

Date: February 21, 2022

Continuing our series of spotlighting Black inventors in honor of Black History Month, presenting Jesse Russell. Jesse Russell is a leader in cellular devices communication technology and invented the digital cellular base station and fiber optic microcell utilizing high power…
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