Friday, April 16, 2010

Marie Maynard Daly...1st African American woman in the US to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry

Marie Maynard Daly
April 16th, 1921 to October 28th, 2003

Marie Maynard Daly [Wikipedia]

Distinguished African-American Scientists of the 20th Century


James H. Kessler, J. S. Kidd, Renee A. Kidd, and Katherine A. Morin

ISBN-10: 0897749553
ISBN-13: 978-0897749558

This volume contains biographies of 100 African Americans from all fields of science, medicine, and mathematics, approximately 20 percent of them women. The entries include familiar names, such as George Washington Carver and Charles Drew, some whose names students might remember after reading the entry, such as astronauts Ronald McNair and Mae Jemison, and others totally unfamiliar, such as NASA aerospace engineer Christine Darden and Dow Chemical senior scientist Linneaus Dorman. Most of these scientists are currently involved in either research or academe, and students will have difficulty finding information about them elsewhere.

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