Engineering (Black Achievement in Science Series)

Engineering (Black Achievement in Science Series)

by Mari Rich


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Engineers impact just about every part of our lives. The people highlighted in this book, for example, have made buildings comfortable and safer, led teams of engineers as they built bridges and levees, developed new ways to send information with fiber optics, and even invented an award-winning toy. They were united not only by their creative and ingenious work, but also by their African heritage. Inside, read about engineers who overcame barriers as they worked to use their talents to help the world. Great scientific achievements, innovations, and inventions often have been recorded by men and women of color, and this series celebrates their work and lives, specialty by specialty. Their stories can inspire students of today to pursue their own dreams of science success. In a perfect world, we, like science, would not see color. Until then, we celebrate and inspire with stones of Buck Achievement in Science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422235584
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Series: Black Achievement in Science Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword Malinda Gilmore Mel Pouson 6

Introduction 8

Elijah McCoy 10

David Nelson Crosthwait, Jr. 16

Otis Boykin 22

Hugh Robinson 28

Lonnie Johnson 36

Thomas Mensah 44

Walt Brathwaite 50

Careers in Engineering 56

Text-Dependent Questions 60

Research Projects 61

Find Out More 62

Series Glossary of Key Terms 63

Index/Author 64

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