Why Diversity Matters: The Benefits of Recognizing Overlooked and Untapped Talent

By Santura Pegram

Growing up, most of us were taught that brilliant innovators of everything from electricity to the lightbulb, automobiles, pharmaceuticals-medical devices, materials, alloys like steel-iron-aluminum-copper, and everything else under the sun were created by European (white) inventors. Continue reading Why Diversity Matters: The Benefits of Recognizing Overlooked and Untapped Talent

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Meet the first black women to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from their respective colleges

By Amanda Zrebiec

On most days, the corner conference room in Building 26 on the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Laurel, Maryland, campus is indistinguishable from the many quiet work spaces that surround it. But on a gray afternoon in mid-February, the voices, laughter and energy bounding from its occupants differentiate it from the rest.

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