2011 The Color of Science
On Friday and Saturday (Feb 11-12), The Franklin Institute - in partnership with PBS’s The History Makers - hosted a Black History Month program entitled, “The Color of Science”. The two-day event was designed to increase public awareness of an extraordinary group of scientists by demonstrating to our next generation the incredible opportunities in a variety of careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The program kicked-off with an evening panel discussion among four ScienceMakers®: Dr. Sharon Haynie, Principal Investigator, DuPont Company; Dr. Chad Jenkins, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Brown University; Dr. Edward Tunstel, Senior Robotics Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Professor James West, Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University. TFI’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts moderated the sold-out panel discussion.
The program was hosted by PBS/ "The History Makers", and founder Julieanna L. Richardson, Public Historian, along with TFI President Dennis Wint and VP of Science and Innovation Frederic Bertley.
The Saturday portion of the program included student interactive activities featuring the four featured scientists and other notable scientists of color. Local youth programs at the Philadelphia Zoo, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the New Jersey Aquatic Center, the Please Touch Museum and the Philadelphia Art Museum were invited to participate in the event. The specific purpose of the youth program was to increase awareness of scientists of color and provide mentorship and role models for the K-12 community.

Photos: Franklin Institute/Darryl W. Moran
523 photos · 476 views
1 3 4 5 6