Sunday, February 14, 2010

African-American scientists and inventors

In honor of Black History month, below is a list of African-American scientists and inventors.  As I viewed web pages of the links below, I learned a lot and I am sure you will too! Enjoy!

Patricia Bath  Apparatus to Remove Cataracts
Bessie Blount  Self-Feeding Device for Amputees
Otis F. Boykin  Electrical Resistor and Variable Resistor
George Carruthers  Far-ultraviolet camera/spectrograph
George Washington Carver  Agricultural Innovations
David Crosthwait  Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation
George Crum  Potato Chip
Mark Edward Dean (and Dennis Moeller)  Industry Standard Architecture Bus
Ronald Demon  Smart Shoe
Charles Richard Drew  Blood Bank
Meredith C. Gourdine  Electrogasdynamics Systems
Joanna Hardin  CompUrest
W. Lincoln Hawkins  Chemical Additive for Telecommunications Cables
Lonnie Johnson  Super Soaker
Howard Jones  Conformal Antenna Systems
Percy Lavon Julian  Synthesis of Cortisone
Lewis H. Latimer  Carbon-filament Light Bulb
Jan Matzeliger  Shoe Lasting Machine
Elijah McCoy  Automatic Oil Cup
James McLurkin  Robot Ants
Garrett A. Morgan  Safety Hood
Lyda Newman  Synthetic-Bristled Hairbrush
Jessie T. Pope  Thermostatically Controlled Curling Iron
Norbert Rillieux  Sugar Processing Evaporator
Valerie Thomas   Illusion Transmitter
Madam C.J. Walker  Hair Care Products
Hildreth "Hal" Walker  Laser Telemetry and Targeting Systems
Cardinal Warde  Optical Information Processing Technology
Dennis W. Weatherby  Automatic Dishwasher Detergent
Rufus J. Weaver  Stair-Climbing Wheelchair
James Edward West (and Gerhard M. Sessler)  Foil Electret Microphone
Eli Whitney  Cotton Gin
Granville T. Woods  Multiplex Telegraph
Ivan Yaeger  Prosthetic Arm 

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