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Famous African American Scientists List & Flashcards

Famous African American Scientists List & Flashcards
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Born in New York City, New York, Tyson attended Harvard University, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Physics. He later earned a PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. He has written many books.
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Garrett Morgan
Morgan invented the gas mask, traffic signal, and hair straightening products. His gas mask was used as a model for the gas masks used by the US Army during World War I.
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Garrett Morgan
Morgan only attended school until the 6th grade. However, he was very good with machines. While working in a factory, he was able to come up with an improved version of the sewing machine.
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Mae Jemison
In 1992, she was the first African American woman in outer space. Jemison served as the science mission specialist on the Endeavor.
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Mae Jemison
Born in 1956 in Alabama, she later earned a chemical engineering degree from Stanford University. Mae Jemison was the first African American woman accepted into the NASA training program.
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Patricia Bath
Dr. Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe. This was used to perform safer cataract surgeries. She was the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent.
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Patricia Bath
She earned a medical degree from Howard University. Bath helped to establish the Ophthalmology program at UCLA-Drew. She co-founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness.
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This flashcard set will give you a detailed review of the life and accomplishments of a few African American scientists and inventors who were pioneers in the field of science. This set will introduce you to the doctor who invented a tool that changed how cataract surgeries were performed. You will learn more about the scientist who thought Pluto wasn't worthy enough to be classified as a planet, as well as a few more scientist that made significant contributions to the field of science.

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Patricia Bath
She earned a medical degree from Howard University. Bath helped to establish the Ophthalmology program at UCLA-Drew. She co-founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness.
Patricia Bath
Dr. Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe. This was used to perform safer cataract surgeries. She was the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent.
Mae Jemison
Born in 1956 in Alabama, she later earned a chemical engineering degree from Stanford University. Mae Jemison was the first African American woman accepted into the NASA training program.
Mae Jemison
In 1992, she was the first African American woman in outer space. Jemison served as the science mission specialist on the Endeavor.
Garrett Morgan
Morgan only attended school until the 6th grade. However, he was very good with machines. While working in a factory, he was able to come up with an improved version of the sewing machine.
Garrett Morgan
Morgan invented the gas mask, traffic signal, and hair straightening products. His gas mask was used as a model for the gas masks used by the US Army during World War I.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Born in New York City, New York, Tyson attended Harvard University, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Physics. He later earned a PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. He has written many books.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Also, he received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.
Daniel Williams
Williams was born in 1856. He earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical College. He became the chief surgeon of the Freedmen's Hospital in Washington D.C., a hospital for former slaves.
Daniel Williams
In 1891, Williams founded the Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses, the first interracial hospital. In 1893, he became the second person to successfully perform open heart surgery.
Daniel Williams
Williams co-founded the National Medical Association for black professionals in the medical field. In 1913, Daniel Williams was a charter member of the American College of Surgeons.
Patricia Bath
Bath was the first African American to complete an ophthalmology residency program. Also, she was the first female faculty member in the ophthalmology department at UCLA.
Mae Jemison
Prior to her career at NASA, Jemison earned a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. She served as the medical officer for the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Tyson is most famous for changing the way the planets in the solar system are classified. After researching the planets, Tyson led the movement to no longer refer to Pluto as a planet.
Garrett Morgan
While attempting to create a chemical solution to protect fabric from being burned by the sewing machine needle, Morgan invented a hair straightening cream.

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