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Black History Month Celebration: Influential Figures Throughout History (IV)

Mae Jemison Image obtained from Encyclopedia Britannica As the first African American woman to travel into space, doctor and engineer Mae Jemison is the epitome of maximizing one’s intellect regardless of societal limitations. Mae Carol Jemison was the daughter of an elementary school teacher (mother) and maintenance supervisor (father.) Inspired by Nichelle Nichols’s performance asContinue reading “Black History Month Celebration: Influential Figures Throughout History (IV)”

Black History Month Celebration: Influential Figures Throughout History (III)

Jerry Lawson Though Jerry Lawson is not a household name, his product has been bringing joy to many homes for decades. If you have ever put a cartridge or a disc into a gaming system, you have benefitted from Lawson’s work. Lawson was one of the first Black engineers in Silicon Valley in the 1970sContinue reading “Black History Month Celebration: Influential Figures Throughout History (III)”

Black History Month Celebration: Influential Figures Throughout History (II)

Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman to be seated as a congresswoman in the year 1968. She was also the first woman and African American to contest for the highest office in the nation from one of the two major political parties in 1972. She once said, “I want to be remembered as a woman…who dared to be a catalyst of change.”

Black History Month Celebration: Influential Figures Throughout History

In honor of black history month, BSC aims to showcase and celebrate black excellence, to remind ourselves and others that black individuals have always been and continue to be more than capable.  Ranging from leading figures in pop culture and civil rights activism to science and politics pioneers, together we will give voice to inspirationalContinue reading “Black History Month Celebration: Influential Figures Throughout History”

Centre Convocation: Supporting Emerging Researchers in STEM

WHAT: Centre BSC and LSAMP sponsored convocation featuring Dr. Iris Wagstaff. WHEN: Monday, March 15, 2021 – 7:00pm (virtual) HOW: This event is the brainchild of Centre Black STEM Coalition members Princess Allotey ’21, Temi Haastrup ’24, Professor Demoranville and Dean Goldey. They collaborated during the fall to plan this convocation. Centre Black STEM CoalitionContinue reading “Centre Convocation: Supporting Emerging Researchers in STEM”

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a STEM student

By Spencer Overstreet ‘16 Spencer Overstreet  Centre College Class of 2016   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major    Lancaster, Kentucky Spencer Overstreet is in pharmacy school pursuing a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Spencer’s hometown is Lancaster, Kentucky just 10 minutes away from Centre College. Her favorite experience at Centre was leading theContinue reading “5 Things I Wish I Knew as a STEM student”

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