Archive for the ‘Black History’ Category

Day 8 Philip Emeagwali – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Philip Emeagwali is one of two winners of the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize. The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded by the Association for Computer Machinery in conjunction with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award is given each year at the Supercomputing Conference to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing applications. Philip won […]

Day 7 Thomas Stewart – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Thomas Stewart patented a new type of mop, but that’s not why he is listed as Day 7 Black History in Technology.  He is listed because he co-patented an improved station and street indicator in 1883. It was used with railways and street cars to signal what road or street the vehicles were crossing. Their […]

Day 6 Cordell Reed – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Cordell Reed born in 1938 was in charge of nuclear licensing and environmental activities for Commonwealth Edison Company of Chicago.  Reed started with the company in 1960, starting as an engineer assigned to the design, construction, and operation of coal-fired generating stations. In 1967 he transferred to their Nuclear division, his task was developing more […]

Day 5 Mark Dean – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Mark Dean born on March 2, 1957 is credited in two very important areas of the modern computer systems.  He was Chief engineer for the team that developed the IBM PC/AT the original home/office computer.  Later he helped develop the Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) system bus.  This allowed multiple peripheral devices such as modems, and […]

Day 4 James Edward West – 28 days of Black History in Technology

James West was a Bell Laboratories employee at Lucent Technologies; he specialized in electro, physical, and architectural acoustics.  His research in the early 1960’s help in the development of technology that is used in sound recording and voice communications.  That technology is used in 90 % of all microphones built today. Dr. James West was […]

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