Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Day 20 Dr. Caldwell McCoy, Jr – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Dr. Caldwell McCoy, Jr was born June 27, 1933 in Hartford, Connecticut.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, MS in Mathematics, and Doctor of Science degrees in Telecommunications. Dr. Caldwell served in the USAF from 1956 to 1959, as a Combat Flyer with the Stetegic Air Command.  Dr. Caldwell’s employment  with the […]

Day 19 Frederick M. Jones – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Frederick M. Jones was born on May 17, 1892 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He learned electronic devices largely thought self-taught methods and work experiences.  So education was not his first direction, be he was still able to be granted over 40 patents in the field of refrigeration. In 1935 he invented the first automatic refrigeration system […]

Day 18 Annie Easley – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Annie Easley was born April 23, 1933 she received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Cleveland State University.  Ms. Easley worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lewis Research Center and it’s predecessor agency (NACA) Ms. Easley developed and implemented computer code used in determining solar, wind, and energy projects for NASA.  Her […]

Day 17 Clarence L. Elder – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Clarence L. Elder was born in 1935 he graduated from Morgan State College. In 1967 he was awarded a patent for a monitoring and energy conservation control system. That system reduced energy use in vacant homes and buildings.  This was very useful for hotels and school rooms.  The system used an electronic beam aimed across […]

Day 16 O.S. (Ozzie) Williams – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Mr. Williams was born September 2, 1921, he blazed a path of first, being that he had a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering he was hired by Republic Aviation, Inc. during World War II.  No less this was at a time when African American were still not encouraged to become engineers. Within […]

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